Are you wondering what it would be like to work in our Engineering department. Life at NMUK can be challenging on all levels but you will find it extremely rewarding. We encourage progression so we recognise your talent and provide you with opportunities to gain the career you work so hard to achieve. Our extensive training will also develop your skill set so you will be constantly learning and evolving.
Meet our employee Andy Brennan below, who started with us on our Graduate scheme and has now progressed all the way up to Engineering Manager. He explains his 19-year journey with NMUK and tells us what he has found to be the most life-changing experience.
Current Title: Engineering Manager
I started my career what seems only a short time ago as a Maintenance Technician at Unipres, before progressing to my part time Degree in Engineering at Sunderland University.
Then, In the summer of 1997 I enrolled on the graduate scheme here at NMUK. Working in Press shop Engineering, introducing new equipment and products for both the current and new models.
After 6 years I requested a new challenge, so I transferred to Trim and Chassis where I got involved in the new model planning for Qashqai and Juke. Although I enjoyed the role; I always had a desire to travel, and I got this opportunity in 2008 where I spent 2 years in India. Setting up the joint Renault and Nissan Factory in Chennai, which involved relocating my family and integrating to a new culture.
When I returned from India I was promoted to Senior Engineer where I lead a team of engineers planning and delivering the facilities for new models into L2 Trim and Chassis (Note Q30). I’m currently working as Trim and Chassis Engineering Manager responsible for planning and delivering new equipment for the next range of cars in L1 and L2.
I knew the graduate scheme at Nissan would also offer a structured approach to allow me to develop as an Engineer.
In addition, I had been aware of the company for a long time and knew that if I was employed by Nissan the opportunities for my career would be great; with some very interesting projects and future travel.
How we will support you
Here at NMUK our HR department will provide you with ongoing support. They will be there to give you help and advice on any queries you may have prior to your start date. They are also here to be a point of contact after your employment commences.
You will have support from your specific department. You will have a departmental induction which will follow the standard NMUK induction. A Senior Engineer will be assigned to you as your mentor and will be another point of contact if you have any queries. Here at NMUK, we dedicate a specific amount of time to help you along your journey and succeed in your career with Nissan.