• Production of two new electrified models due to start later this year as the plant ramps up EV36Zero journey

  • 300 jobs available in a range of areas including Manufacturing, Engineering and Maintenance


Nissan is recruiting for 300 people to join its world-class team in Sunderland as it prepares to launch electrified versions of two of its iconic models.


First online will be a hybrid version of the compact crossover Juke, which started production at the plant more than 10 years ago. Featuring a new hybrid powertrain, the electrified Juke will deliver responsive driving performance with reduced emissions and fuel consumption.


Following that will be an electrified version of Qashqai, the plant’s most successful ever model.


Nissan pioneered the crossover segment when it launched Qashqai. Fast forward more than 15 years and three million plus units, and Qashqai will be equipped with Nissan’s unique e-POWER technology. The first model available in Europe with this groundbreaking powertrain, the e-POWER drive system allows customers to optimise their fuel consumption without compromising driving pleasure.


Michael Jude, HR Director said:


“The electrification of Qashqai and Juke is a huge leap forward for our plant, and new recruits will play an important role in delivering these fantastic cars to our customers.  Beyond that, anyone joining Nissan will be working towards our bright EV36Zero future.  There has never been a better time to join our world class team, so I would urge anyone who thinks they have what it takes to have a look at our Careers at Nissan website.”



The world-first EV36Zero project, announced last year, will supercharge Nissan’s drive to carbon neutrality, establishing a new 360-degree solution for zero-emission motoring.  It will see the plant build the company’s next-generation EV crossover; the development of a new battery gigafactory, built by Nissan’s battery partner AESC Envision; and Sunderland City Council’s renewable energy microgrid, a project to deliver 100% renewable electricity for Nissan and its suppliers.



As part of the recruitment drive, there are jobs available across all manufacturing, maintenance and engineering teams.

There will also be two careers events: