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Nissan Manufacturing

Updated: October, 2016

About Nissan Manufacturing

About Nissan Manufacturing Graduate and Placement Opportunities

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Your career starts here

At Nissan Sunderland, we’ve been driving innovation since the first Bluebird rolled off the line in 1986. Now one of the UK’s leading automotive manufacturer, we still have that same passion for doing things faster and better than ever before. Great news for ambitious students looking to develop new skills, specialist knowledge and a thriving career with a growing market leader.

Our Graduate Scheme lasts 24 to 30 months, and runs in a variety of our business areas. So no matter where you join us, you’ll enjoy real exposure, real challenges and the chance to make a real impact on a world-class operation. At our Nissan Sunderland Plant, we produce a car every 60 seconds. It’s fast-paced. It’s demanding. And our standards of quality are higher than ever. But prove yourself here and you’ll secure a future with a high profile business at the top of its game.

Plus of course, we'll support you at every step. Training, development and support are all part of the package too – everything you need to become the best you can be, at the forefront of an exciting industry. Our Graduate and Placement Programmes are strengthened by planned learning and development sessions, with regular milestones to review your progress and make sure you've everything you need to succeed.

Available graduate schemes and placements

  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Health & Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems & Technology
  • Operations Management
  • Purchasing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Supply Chain Management & Logistics

Training and Career Development


If we’re to continue our impressive track record of innovation and success, we need the very best people – now and in the future. That means you can look forward to real investment in your training and development, tailored to meet the specific needs of your chosen area. It’s also combined with early responsibility and a range of technical and non-technical courses, too – so you’re equipped to go far with us, fast.

Whatever your role, there are some skills that each of our graduates need – skills we’ll support you to develop, including leadership, communication, negotiation, project planning and presentation. Plus, we provide specialist courses for your specific role too, if relevant.

Rewards and Benefits

  • All graduate programmes have a starting salary of £29,660 (rising to £36,120 in 24-30 months)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Car leasing scheme
  • Car ownership scheme
  • Fitness centre
  • Sports and leisure complex
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Paid overtime

Work sectors

engineering and manufacturing



Contact details

Washington Road

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