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Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK

Updated: May, 2018

About Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK

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 production plants, 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.

Our Placement Schemes offer real work, in real jobs, through real opportunities and is a great chance to take theory from university and put it into practice in a fast-paced, exciting environment. Our placement students are a source of new ideas, working methods and technologies to keep us at the cutting edge of our industry. Prove yourself and this could be the start of a brilliant career.

Plus of course, we'll support you at every step. Our Graduate and Placement Programmes are strengthened by formal training, developmental relationships in the form of an experienced mentor, and on the job experiences. With regular milestones to review your progress, we make sure you've everything you need to succeed.

Available Graduate Schemes and Placements

  • 10 week Summer placement – engineering
  • One year placement - business technology, engineering, finance, health and safety, HR, operations management, purchasing, software engineering, supply chain management and logistics
  • Two year placement - supply chain management and logistics
  • Graduate scheme - business technology, engineering, finance, operations management, purchasing, quality engineering, software engineering

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.

From day one you will have an experienced mentor to guide and support you through your programme and you will benefit from thorough objective setting and appraisals every six months. Everyone starts with a thorough induction course, to welcome you to the team and introduce the Nissan ethos. After that your training will be personalised to you, depending on your career development and chosen department. This means your training remains relevant and focused to your ongoing career and level of progression.

Rewards and benefits


  • £30,476 salary rising every six months, ending on £37,113
  • Company pension programme
  • Company share scheme
  • Car leasing scheme
  • Car ownership scheme
  • Fitness centre
  • Paid overtime
  • Private healthcare
  • Sports and leisure complex
  • Travel opportunities (dependent on role)
  • 26 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays


  • £16,634 salary
  • Fitness centre
  • Sports and leisure complex
  • Travel opportunities (dependent on role)
  • Paid overtime
  • 26 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays

Work sectors

transport and logistics, engineering and manufacturing



Contact details

Washington Road
  • Investor in People Gold

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