Once you have decided which department you would like to apply for, you will need to complete a short online application form through clicking apply on the job page. You will need to upload a CV and covering letter and will answer some questions confirming your suitability for the role. Your application should be concise but showcase your relevant skills and experience. Don’t forget to research us in more detail to enhance your online application. We have some examples of what to include/not to include in our example CVs on this page.
Please note – You must be in a position to prove your right to live and work in the UK. You will be asked to bring evidence of this during the recruitment process.
If you applied for a Nissan Sunderland Graduate Programme then you will then receive a link to complete an online assessment. Here, you just need to be honest , it is important that we our values are aligned with each other and this is how we assess your fit with the organisation. There are no trick questions so please just be authentic and true to yourself in your answers, we need to ensure that we take graduates that are going to be happy and thrive in our working environment at Nissan, Sunderland. If you are applying for a Placement Programme then you will skip this step.
Pre Recorded Video Questions
Once we’ve reviewed your application, you will be invited to answer a few questions through our cloud based video interviewing partners, Shine. Please click here for more information on how this works.
Don’t be alarmed by this, it is a very quick and easy process which helps us make the right decision, saving both ourselves and you time. You will be required to answer 2-3 questions set by the hiring manager. First question will be a practice, so you will have plenty of time to prepare before you answer the real questions.
Make sure you are in a quiet room with plenty of lighting and appropriate interview attire.
We will keep you up-to-date with your application via email. Of course, we try to progress applications as quickly as we can but we have lots of graduates and placements applying so don’t panic if you haven’t heard from us straight away!
Your application will be reviewed against set criteria for the department for which you have applied. At this point, your CV and covering letter are critical; our colleagues want to learn as much about you as possible so make sure to really sell yourself when completing your application. If you make your mark, here you’ll catch our attention! Use the CV and covering letter tips on this page to help your application stand out.
If your initial application is successful, we will then invite you to an assessment either on-site at Nissan Sunderland or at a neighbouring venue. During the assessment there are various activities where we will be able to learn more about you and how you deal with different scenarios. Either on the day or a week later, you may be asked to deliver a short presentation and prepare for a competency based interview. Your interview will be with a select panel from our graduate and placement recruitment team. During the interview we will give you a chance to really showcase what you can do and understand your motivations for the job. At the end of the interview you will get the chance to ask us any questions that you may have too. We understand that this stage can be daunting but it is a great way for you to meet other candidates and Nissan Sunderland employees. We all know how you’re feeling but try to relax and enjoy yourself!
Post-Assessment Review Stage
Following your assessment centre, don’t panic if you don’t hear from us straight away! We will just be busy arranging all the other assessment centres before reviewing each individual candidate. We take our time during this stage to ensure that we make the right decision on who to progress. We will keep you up-to-date throughout so please wait to hear from us. We’re sure you can understand the sheer volume of candidates we are reviewing at this point and, we know it is a tense wait, but we don’t always have the chance to respond to individual queries.
Role dependent, you may be invited to the interview stage, if you have made it through then congratulations, that is already a fantastic achievement! Your interview will be with a select panel from our graduate and placement recruitment team. During the interview we will give you a chance to really showcase what you can do and understand your motivations for the job. At the end of the interview you will get the chance to ask us any questions that you may have too. Sometimes you will be asked back for a 2nd interview, this will be dependent on department and is normally an informal interview to discuss your specific organisational fit. Throughout all of this stage, we want you to feel as relaxed as possible. We know that interviews can be nerve-wracking but just be yourself and try not to worry about getting anything wrong.
Sometimes you will be asked back for a 2nd interview, this will be dependent on department and is normally an informal interview to discuss your specific organisational fit. Throughout all of this stage, we want you to feel as relaxed as possible. We know that interviews can be nerve-wracking but just be yourself and try not to worry about getting anything wrong.
Job Offer & Medical
Well done, you’ve got the job! You will now receive a conditional job offer from us. Once you have accepted we will invite you to a ½ hour medical, which is mandatory for all new starters at Nissan, Sunderland. A contract will then be sent to you in the post, which you will need to sign and send back to us. Now the pressure is off, you’ve done it! Try relax and give yourself time to prepare for your new adventure.
Please note – at this stage, you will be required to bring proof of your right to live and work in the UK to your medical.