Sales & Operations Placement Year

£18,000 Nissan Maple Cross Placement Year Apply Now

These teams ensure that we achieve excellence throughout our sales operations in the UK and deliver on our customer promises. Our teams of experts continually monitor activity and manage our sales and service delivery to ensure we are optimizing our performance. We have several roles to suit students interested in sales and business performance. Whether you are interested in monitoring and analyzing sales performance, maximizing customer retention or getting the best out of people and suppliers; an operations placement at Nissan will provide you with highly sought-after business skills and acumen to succeed in your future career.

25 days’ annual leave + bank holidays

Company car ownership scheme

Discretionary UEFA match tickets

Salary of £18,000

Sports and Social committee

Subsidised canteen

Training opportunities

Free on-site parking

  • 2nd year student, currently studying a degree that allows you to partake in an industrial placement year
  • High level of PC knowledge
  • Advanced numerical skills
  • Attention to detail, performing accurate & detailed work
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to integrate, interact & work within a team
  • Good time & workload management skills to achieve results
  • Self-motivation – able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and comfortable working within deadlines

The opportunities available in this department include:

  • Sales Operations
  • Fleet
  • Network Development & Quality
  • Customer Services
  • Aftersales operations


The first stage of the application process is completing our online application form which comprises a set of questions. Your answers to these questions needs to be concise, showcase your relevant skills and experience as well as make clear your motivations for applying to Nissan’s Scheme.



If your application passes the initial online questions stage you will then be invited to a telephone interview. This stage helps us find out more about you and your motivations for applying to the scheme. The telephone interview will take approximately 30 minutes. Make sure you are in a quiet room so you won’t be disturbed or interrupted at any time.



To help us get to know you a bit better prior to the assessment centre, we may ask you to complete a 1 minute video. We encourage you to be as creative as possible.



You will receive a link to complete online SHL assessments – numerical, verbal and logical. There are no trick questions so please answer the questions to the best of your ability. We advise that you do multiple practice SHL tests beforehand, to familiarise yourself with the type of questions that could come up.



If successful, we will then invite you to an assessment centre on-site at our office in Maple Cross. The assessment day comprises various activities to help us learn more about you and how you deal with different scenarios. During every activity you will have a chance to showcase what you can do, your skillsets and motivations for applying to the scheme. You’ll also have the opportunity throughout the day to ask any questions you might have relating to the scheme with senior management or current employees during the breaks. Our advice is to be yourself and as relaxed as possible.



Congratulations, you’ve got the job! You will now receive a job offer from us via the phone. Once you have accepted you will receive an email that same day asking you to confirm your acceptance of the offer. Within the next few weeks you will receive all new starter paper work and all other information you need to know before you join us!