Nissan UK
graduate scheme
Expires12 days

Engineering Graduate Scheme

Job description

We don’t build cars, we enable cars to be built. Combining technical know-how with hands-on expertise, our engineers define the processes and facilities needed to achieve production objectives. From procuring and installing innovative solutions to achieve maximum output, to root cause analysis and resolving quality issues, we support all areas of the manufacturing operation, ensuring seamless production of over 500,000 cars every year. Engineering is a key function offering a full spectrum of roles covering mechanical, electrical, manufacturing, automotive and chemical engineering.

We combine practical engineering with project coordination using cross-functional teamwork. Truly embedded into the production process, engineers enjoy a mixture of desk based work such as CAD and specification writing alongside real-world activities such as line trials and equipment buy off. We continually question methods, seek areas to improve and identify creative alternatives.

Overview - role
As with all new graduates, you will spend your first few weeks working on the production line, this experience is vital in giving you a firm understanding of our business. Thereafter, you will be given exposure to other functions before being assigned to a team of engineers where you will develop specialised knowledge within a particular area. Initiative, confidence and a pro-active approach are essential qualities in our engineers, because you are not just responding to issues, you are looking for areas to improve, finding out how systems can operate to maximum efficiency, questioning methods and suggesting creative alternatives. With our exceptional training and development (including support to study for Chartered Engineer status), the guidance of experienced engineers, and your own natural ability, you’ll find yourself meeting challenges head on and dealing with all situations that arise.

What you’ll be doing
Your responsibilities will be dependent on which section of the Engineering Department you will work in.

These include:

  • Current model engineering and production support
  • Quality improvement
  • Cost reduction
  • Facility efficiency improvements
  • New model introduction and facility planning
  • Vehicle design for manufacture
  • Strategic planning
  • Technical support
  • Quality assurance
  • Health and safety

What we are looking for

  • You must have permission to live and work in the UK without restriction at the time of hire
  • A willingness to learn with a passion for Engineering
  • Strong analytical skills to assist with root-cause studies
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Creative and forward thinking
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced organisation
  • A good working knowledge of MS Office applications and CAD systems
  • Geographically mobile


Must have or expect to achieve a 2:1 in a STEM related degree

Accepted degree subjects

  • physics
  • mathematics
  • computer sciences and IT
  • electronic and electrical engineering

Additional job details

Competitive salary

Company pension programme, company share scheme, car ownership scheme, fitness centre, paid overtime

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 20 December 2019

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Closing date:  20 December 2019

Expires12 days

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