2-Year R&D Graduate Scheme

On joining the Company you will be assigned to one of our Engineering groups where they will support the design and development/test of vehicle systems and components for new and existing Nissan models.

£31,314 Nissan Cranfield 24 MONTHS Apply Now

Nissan have continuously invested in Graduates to help support our future growth. Therefore we have developed a structured 24 month programme to support the technical & professional development of the next generation of Nissan Engineers


Departments within Research & Development

  • Body Design → Exterior → CAD & V3P Promotion
  • Chassis Engineering → Brake, ESP & Steering Design → Suspension → Safety Strategy & Restraint
  • Electronics Engineering → IT & ITS Strategy → Electronics/Electrical Test & Design
  • Quality & Interior Engineering → Cockpit Module & Interior Trim → Materials → Restraints
  • Vehicle Quality Promotion → Market Quality Engineering
  • Project Management → Homologation → Cost Benchmarking & Budget Setting
  • Customer Orientated Engineering, Test & Operation → Vehicle Evaluation → Dynamic Performance

26 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays

Company car ownership scheme

Discretionary UEFA match tickets

Free on-site parking

Salary: £31,314, rising every 6 months, ending on £38,134

Sports and Social committee

Subsidised canteen

Training opportunities

Paid overtime at 1.5x hourly rate

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

  • Must have or be expected to gain a minimum 2:1 degree in either Engineering, Mechanical, Automotive or similar – ideally with evidence of a one-year work placement
  • A creative, forward thinker with excellent communication and team working skills
  • Strong time management and planning skills with the ability to adapt to a fast-paced organisation
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications
  • A positive attitude towards travel within the UK & Abroad
  • You must have permission to live and work in the UK without restriction at the time of hire
  • Language Skills: Fluent English speaker, other languages would be an advantage
  • 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
  • Comfortable working within deadlines and in a fast paced environment
  • Full clean driving license

As you would expect from a Global Company, Nissan Engineers work cross functionally across the business and with suppliers to create the optimum solutions to produce the best product for our Customers. Therefore as an Industrial Placement at Nissan we offer the opportunity to gain an understanding of all elements of our business that contributes to the development of our vehicles from conception, through to manufacture and beyond.

Once you have selected a vacancy that you are interested in, you will first need to apply online.  As part of this application, you will be asked to provide information on your education and career history.  You will also be required to submit a current CV for review.  It is important that you provide us with relevant and up-to-date information.