Engineering Placement
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Engineering Placement

Nissan Manufacturing
Competitive salary

Job description

You will be involved in a full range of activities from minor repairs and improvements to major projects and new product launches. Whatever your area, you’ll be combining hands-on engineering with project co-ordination, teamwork, support, leadership and extensive communication amongst other departments.

Support is always on hand when you need it, but with the guidance of skilled and experienced engineers, and your own natural ability, you’ll soon find yourself meeting challenges head on and dealing with all situations that arise.

Main responsibilities
Your responsibilities will be dependent on which section of the Engineering Department you will work in. These include:

  • Current model support
  • Quality improvement
  • Cost reduction
  • Facility efficiency improvements
  • New model introduction
  • Vehicle design for manufacture
  • Strategic planning

Company information

Nissan Motor Manufacturing Ltd (NMUK) is one of the biggest car production plants in the UK. Our incredible location in the North East of England gives us access not only to some of the best workforces in the UK but also direct, international transport links through the Port of Tyne. This enviable combination means we can ship 9,000 cars a week from of our world-leading manufacturing facility.

Nissan Sunderland plant is responsible for production of the Qashqui, Juke, Leaf and Infiniti Q30 models. We produce around 500,000 vehicles a year and export to over 130 international markets. All of this is made possible for our permanent workforce of over 6,700 people, with support from additional contractors and suppliers.

Person requirements

  • A willingness to learn with a passion for Engineering
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Creative and forward thinking
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced organisation
  • A good working knowledge of MS Office applications and CAD systems

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • Must be studying a STEM related degree
  • Are able to partake in a 12 month placement as part of your course

Accepted degree subjects

physics · agricultural sciences · food sciences · mathematics · chemical engineering · geology and geographical science · chemistry · politics · sports science · health sciences · social sciences · transport engineering · aerospace engineering · biology and life sciences · mechanical engineering · materials science · computer sciences and IT · electronic and electrical engineering · environmental science and ecology · engineering management · civil engineering and construction


Competitive salary

sports and leisure complex, fitness centre, 26 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays, paid overtime



Contract and working hours

Fixed term

How to apply

Number of vacancies: 55+

Closing date: 31/12/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/12/2017

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