• Up to 200 new engineering and maintenance opportunities
  • New careers website launched to support recruitment campaign
  • UK’s largest automaker to recruit from pool of skilled defence workers 
The Qashqai line at Sunderland. The plant also builds the Note and Juke

The Qashqai line at Sunderland. The plant also builds the Note and Juke

Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK has launched a new recruitment campaign for engineers and maintenance technicians to work at its Sunderland plant in north east England.

Up to 200 new posts will support the current record levels of production, the introduction of electric vehicle technology to the UK at the new battery plant, and development for two previously announced new models the Leaf EV and next generation Qashqai [Dualis].

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

The automaker has set up a website with details of all the new jobs, information about the plant and a section on living and working in the region.

NMUK manufacturing chief Kevin Fitzpatrick said: “Nissan is actively recruiting for new engineers and maintenance technicians.

The automaker, as one of the founding UK companies in the UK’s new Talent Retention Solution (TRS), said it hopes to match some jobs 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 such potential employees with recruiting UK companies in growing sectors of advanced manufacturing and engineering.