More than 100 jobs vacancies announced at Sunderland's Nissan plant - here's how to apply

More than 100 jobs on offer at Sunderland’s Nissan plant ahead of new Qashqai model production.

The car giant is recruiting for its manufacturing team with more than 100 roles on offer from apprentices to maintenance technicians and temporary manufacturing staff.

Last month Nissan unveiled the third generation Qashqai, which will go into production at the plant later this year.

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Alan Johnson, Vice President, Manufacturing, Nissan Sunderland Plant, said: “These are exciting times at Nissan, with the all-new Qashqai soon to go into production.

Nissan are hiring for more than 100 new rolesNissan are hiring for more than 100 new roles
Nissan are hiring for more than 100 new roles

“We are looking for world-class people to join our world-class manufacturing team.

“And we’re on the hunt for the talent of the future with our “Outstanding” rated apprentice scheme.

“If you think you have what it takes then get in touch.”

The site will produce the new e-POWER model, a hybrid vehicle, following on from a £400 million investment in the car – its most popular model – with that cash boost including a £52 million XL press line at the base.

The third generation Nissan Qashqai will be built in Sunderland.The third generation Nissan Qashqai will be built in Sunderland.
The third generation Nissan Qashqai will be built in Sunderland.
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The new recruitment scheme also comes in the wake of the firm welcoming the Brexit agreement, with its leaders having warned a no deal scenario would put the North East plant at risk.

What jobs are on offer?

There are a mixture of opportunities for both qualified Maintenance Technicians and Apprentice Maintenance Technicians to join the plant’s long established apprentice scheme.

The plant is also recruiting Temporary Manufacturing Staff, on fixed term contracts, to operate on one of the plant’s two production lines producing the Qashqai, Juke and 100% electric Nissan LEAF.

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The site employs around 6,000 people and supports 18,000 supply chain jobs.

Why apply for the apprentice scheme?

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Since the first intake in 1986, the plant has hired more than 1,800 apprentices, many of whom now hold top roles within Nissan globally – from heading up the Engineering team in Sunderland to leading Nissan’s manufacturing operations in North America.

In 2019 Nissan’s apprenticeship scheme was rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

How can I apply for one of the new roles?

Anyone interested in one of the roles or the apprenticeship scheme should visit:

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