Every year we enjoy welcoming a new intake for our Nissan Sunderland Graduate Programme. Regardless of degree discipline or department, everyone who joins us gets the chance for real responsibility and experience in a challenging and diverse environment.

Our 30-month graduate programmes are a popular route to management positions and we see them as a partnership between you and us. We want you to enjoy your time as a Nissan Sunderland graduate and we ensure you have the right training, support and exposure in order to build the tools and techniques to have a great career with us.

At the same time, we expect hard work, a great attitude and a drive to succeed. We view our graduates as the talent of the future and create an environment where you can thrive. The rest is down to you.

Meet some of our previous graduates to see just how far you can go with Nissan Sunderland.

How We Support You

Our commitment to comprehensive ongoing training and development is second to none. Everyone within Nissan has come to expect the best opportunities at every stage of their career. We don’t let them down.

From day one you will have an experienced mentor to guide and support you through your programme and you will benefit from thorough objective setting and appraisals every six months.

Everyone starts with a thorough induction course, to welcome you to the team and introduce the Nissan ethos. After that your training will be personalised to you, depending on your career development and chosen department.  This means your training remains relevant and focused to your ongoing career and level of progression. Common non-technical courses are tailor-made to match the Nissan philosophies and working practices, and will cover areas such as:

Financial Appreciation


Presentation Skills

Problem Solving