Engineering Summer Placement
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Engineering Summer Placement

Nissan Manufacturing

Job description

If you’re an ambitious engineering student who doesn’t have the option of a year in industry as part of your degree, our Summer Placements are designed for you. It’ll be a summer like no other. You’ll gain experience in a fast-moving manufacturing environment. Put your studies into practice. And develop skills by working alongside our team of talented Engineers.

It’s up to a maximum of ten weeks – at our busiest time. That means more opportunities than ever to get involved in some of our biggest, most exciting projects. That’s not to say it’ll be overwhelming. From day one, we’ll assign you a mentor to provide, support, guidance and advice during your time with us. The Summer Engineering Placement even offers the chance to make contacts that could prove invaluable in your final year, and after graduation. As with our Placement Scheme, you’ll be able to identify projects in the department that you could use for your final year dissertation too. So, make your summer truly count on an Engineering Placement Scheme that will help you to stand out from the crowd.

Main responsibilities

Your responsibilities will be dependent on which section of the Engineering or Quality 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
  • Technical support

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 currently studying a STEM related degree
  • Able to partake in a summer placement as part of your degree
  • Knowledge of a foreign language may be an advantage

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



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Contract and working hours

Fixed term

How to apply

Number of vacancies: 10+

Closing date: 31/12/2017

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

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