Operations Management Graduate
graduate scheme

Operations Management Graduate

Nissan Manufacturing
£29,660 - £36,120
Time left to apply
12 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Nissan Sunderland manufacture some 350,000 cars a year – to order. We don’t stock pile, we don’t produce in bulk. We manufacture cars to fill the orders we receive. It means that a red Qashqai could roll off the line followed by blue LEAF then by a black Juke; the permutations are endless.

We turn those permutations into a seamless manufacturing operation that works as quickly and cost effectively as possible. Without them, our cars could not be built.

It’s a complex, multi-dimensional operation covering logistics, inventory control, Just In Time and supply chain management, together with major project studies, these can range from incorporating new designs into the production process to restructuring systems and processes to accommodate our new models.

Over the programme you will experience at least two of the three main disciplines – scheduling, parts control and design change control. These roles could be in the main vehicle processes or supporting internal processes like aluminium casting, as well as providing technical information for the Nissan Service Organisation.

A commercially aware planner, a problem solver and an excellent communicator, you will enjoy close liaison across the company with early hands-on experience and responsibility in this fast paced role.

Starting: September 2017.

Company information

We are Nissan Motor Manufacturing ltd (NMUK) and we are 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.

NMUK Sunderland plant is responsible for production of the Qashqui, Juke, Leaf and Infiniti Q30 models. We produce c.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

  • Strong analytical skills and a data-driven thinker
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Creative and forward thinking
  • Strong planning Skills
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced organisation
  • Geographically mobile

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • Must have or are expected to gain at least a 2:1 in your degree (all degrees considered)
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications

Accepted degree subjects



£29,660 - £36,120

Company pension programme, private healthcare, car leasing scheme, car ownership scheme, fitness centre, sports and leisure complex, 26 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays, paid overtime



Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Full-time

How to apply

Number of vacancies: Numerous

Closing date: 31/01/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/01/2017

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