£12,236 (£235 per week)
Increments of approx. £1,200 every 6 months (based on performance)
To increase to £24,459 (£470 per week)
Shift Allowance and overtime (if applicable)

The Scheme:


As a maintenance technician apprentice you will embark upon a 5-year scheme that has been developed over many years in conjunction with NAC and a local college.

Combining both practical and theoretical skills, you will gain valuable insight into all aspects of process and manufacturing maintenance on state of the art Lithium Ion battery manufacturing equipment. Throughout your apprenticeship you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to work as a member of the team responsible for maintaining the production facilities here at our Sunderland plant.

·         The first year of your maintenance technician apprenticeship will be spent completing off-the-job training at a local college. The remaining 4 years will be spent both on day release at college and full-time at our Sunderland plant giving you the opportunity to work with some of the most diverse and cutting edge equipment in the industry

·         Nissan is in the process of selling its global battery business, including the plant based at its Sunderland site; the new company, AESC UK, is working towards further strengthening its already highly skilled workforce by recruiting maintenance technician apprentices for the plants maintenance department.

What you'll achieve at the end of your Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship:


Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Level 2)
Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Level 3)
Diploma in Manufacturing and Engineering Mechatronics Maintenance Technician (Level 3)
Foundation Degree in Engineering
In-house training courses

Note: These qualifications may vary slightly.

What the benefits are:


Progressive training and development
26 days’ holiday per year (plus 8 public holidays)
Uniform and PPE provided
Full-time paid employment

Who can apply for the Apprenticeship


You'll need at least 4 GCSEs:

Mathematics (Grade A/B or 6+)
English Language (grade A-C or 4+)
Science based subject  (Grade A-C or 4+)
One other subject (Grade A-C or 4+)

You'll also need to be willing to learn and happy working as part of a team. Flexible and a good time keeper, you must be aged over 16 at the start of the apprenticeship.