New engineering jobs announced at Nissan’s Sunderland plant

21 July 2011 #SMMT News

Nissan has launched a major recruitment campaign to find engineers and maintenance technicians to join the workforce at its Sunderland Plant.

Up to 200 new positions across the plant will support current production, the introduction of electric vehicle technology and the development of two new models: the LEAF and the next generation Qashqai.

“Nissan is actively recruiting for new engineers and maintenance technicians to join our highly skilled workforce at our Sunderland Plant,” said Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan Vice President for Manufacturing in the UK. “These new recruits will play a key role not only in maintaining our record production levels, but in making sure that our Battery Plant and future new models are introduced successfully.”

A website has been launched for prospective employees to find out more about the Sunderland Plant, it features information about the roles, the technologies that the site is responsible for and case studies of current engineers explaining what life is like working in the UK automotive industry. It will feature all the new job opportunities as they become available at

Nissan is one of the companies involved in the ‘See Inside Manufacturing‘ initiative, which is part of government’s drive to encourage young people to consider careers in engineering and manufacturing, and sets out to challenge existing perceptions of UK manufacturing within the automotive industry.

Click through to find out more about ‘See Inside Manufacturing‘ on the Automotive Council’s website.

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