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200 New Engineering and Maintenance Jobs Announced at Nissan Sunderland

Nissan has just launched a major new recruitment campaign for engineers and maintenance technicians to join its record-breaking Sunderland Plant. As a result, 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, plus the development of the the 100% electric Nissan LEAF and the next generation Nissan Qashqai, which will be designed, engineered and built in Britain.

The new Qashqai project will safeguard 6,000 jobs, both direct and indirect through the UK supply chain. It represents a major endorsement of the quality and calibre of British-made products.

Nissan expects a flood of job seekers, so 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. You can enter the www.careersatnissan.co.uk and check for the new opportunities, as they will be updated on a regular basis.

“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,” said Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan Vice President for Manufacturing in the UK.

Nissan is one of he founding members in the UK of the new Talent Retention Solution (TRS), and will be looking to fit a number of its forthcoming job openings with skilled engineers facing redundancy from the defence sector.
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