Legal Placement Year

On this exciting Legal Placement, you will support the business to achieve the company objectives by providing strategic legal support on various legal and commercial issues.​

£18,757 Nissan Cranfield 12 Months Apply Now

A Legal Placement within our European Legal Team is an opportunity not to be missed. This important department supports Nissan’s business operations in Europe and on a global scale.

The Purchasing, Technology and Data Protection section is based in the Nissan Technical Centre Europe in Cranfield, Bedfordshire.

During your Legal Placement year, you will support the business to achieve the company objectives by providing strategic legal support on various legal and commercial issues. Candidates will gain valuable knowledge of how Nissan functions and increase their awareness of the automotive industry.

On-site gym

Paid overtime and time in lieu

26 days' annual leave plus bank holidays

Subsidised canteen

Health and wellbeing initiatives

Free on-site parking

Working hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm, Fri 8am-1:20pm

The Legal Placement role would suit a law degree graduate or someone who has recently completed their Legal Practice Course with experience of general contract and commercial law.

Passion and motivation, plus a hard-working and flexible attitude are vital.

In return, we’ll provide you with a stimulating and challenging environment where progression is actively encouraged.

You will act as Paralegal to support our Legal Counsel with a broad range of commercial matters.

The responsibilities are varied and will include:

  • Reviewing, negotiating and drafting various commercial contracts;
  • Assisting key stakeholders with on-going contract management;
  • Undertaking research and administrative duties; and
  • Providing first class legal expertise on all matters relating to the business

Online application

You will need to complete a short online application form through clicking apply on the job page. You will need to upload a CV and answer some questions confirming your suitability for the role. Your application should be concise but showcase your relevant skills and experience. Don’t forget to research us in more detail to enhance your online application.

Pre-recorded video interview

Following the values based assessment, you will be invited to answer a few questions through our Cloud-based video interviewing partners, Shine. Don’t be alarmed by this, it is a very quick and easy process which helps us make the right decision, saving both ourselves and you time. You will be required to answer some questions set by the hiring manager. The first question will be a practice, so you will have plenty of time to prepare before you answer the real questions. Make sure you are in a quiet room with plenty of lighting and appropriate interview attire.

Assessment centre

If your initial application is successful, we will then invite you to an assessment centre either on-site at Nissan Cranfield or at a neighbouring venue. During the assessment there are various activities where we will be able to learn more about you and how you deal with different scenarios. Either on the day or a week later, you may be asked to deliver a short presentation and prepare for a competency based interview. Your interview will be with a select panel from our recruitment team. During the interview we will give you a chance to really showcase what you can do and understand your motivations for the job. At the end of the interview you will get the chance to ask us any questions that you may have too. We understand that this stage can be daunting but it is a great way for you to meet other candidates and Nissan Cranfield employees. We all know how you’re feeling but try to relax and enjoy yourself!

Final interview

Sometimes you will be asked back for a second interview, this will be dependent on department and is normally an informal interview to discuss your specific organisational fit. Throughout all of this stage, we want you to feel as relaxed as possible. We know that interviews can be nerve-wracking but just be yourself and try not to worry about getting anything wrong.

Job offer and medical

Well done, you’ve got the job! You will now receive a conditional job offer from us. Once you have accepted we will invite you to a half hour medical, which is mandatory for all new starters. A contract will then be sent to you in the post, which you will need to sign and send back to us. Now the pressure is off, you’ve done it! Try relax and give yourself time to prepare for your new adventure. Please note – at this stage, you will be required to bring proof of your right to live and work in the UK to your medical.

Email communication

We will keep you up-to-date with your application via email. Of course, we try to progress applications as quickly as we can but we have lots of graduates applying so don’t panic if you haven’t heard from us straight away!