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Nissan seeks engineers and maintenance technicians for Sunderland plant

21 July 2011

Nissan has launched a major new recruitment campaign for engineers and maintenance technicians to join its record-breaking Sunderland plant. Up to 200 new positions across the plant will support the current record levels of production, the introduction of electric vehicle technology to the UK at the new battery plant, and the development of two new models which have been announced for Nissan Sunderland plant - the 100% electric Nissan LEAF and the next generation Nissan Qashqai.

The scale of Nissan’s new recruitment campaign is such that a new website has been launched for prospective employees to find out more about its Sunderland Plant. This will provide details of all the new jobs, information about the plant and a section on the benefits of living and working in Sunderland and North East England. The new website will feature all the new job opportunities as they become available and is now live.

Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan vice president for manufacturing in the UK, said: “Nissan is actively recruiting for new engineers and maintenance technicians to join our highly skilled workforce at our Sunderland Plant.

“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.”

Nissan, as one of the founding UK companies in the UK’s new Talent Retention Solution (TRS), will be looking to match a number of its forthcoming job opportunities with skilled engineers facing redundancy from the defence sector.

The TRS was launched last week by UK Minister for Business Mark Prisk,and will match these employees to UK companies in growing sectors of advanced manufacturing and engineering.

Posts currently being advertised include production engineers, facility engineers, QA engineers, press die maintenance technicians, battery tooling technicians and facilities maintenance technicians.

The new website also features a number of current engineers explaining what it's like to work at Nissan's Sunderland plant.


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