Communications & Marketing Placement Scheme

Whether you are interested in how to research and market products, manage events and press communications or service marketing; a marketing or communications placement at Nissan will provide you with the opportunity to get involved in the management of a major household brand.

£18,757 Nissan Cranfield 1 year Apply Now

We have opportunities within Marketing & Communications at both our Cranfield Research & Development office and our Maple Cross Sales & Marketing Headquarters.

Cranfield (Research & Development Centre)

In the Internal Communications team at Nissan Cranfield you would be cascading daily communications to employees, managing the ambient media across the site and organising all employee meetings. Your role would be crucial to managing our internal communications channels and ensuring all employees are kept up to date with key company information and news. You would also assist the Technology and Quality Communications Manager in their daily tasks, helping to develop and activate both external and internal communications focused around two critical storytelling areas for Nissan in Europe: Technology and Quality.

On-site gym

Subsidised canteen

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

Paid overtime and time in lieu

Health and wellbeing initiatives

26 days' annual leave plus bank holidays

Free on-site parking

  • Second year student, currently studying a degree that allows you to partake in an industrial placement year
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate they have a passion for business and are driven to succeed
  • Attention to detail, performing accurate and detailed work
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to integrate, interact and work within a team
  • Good time and workload management skills to achieve results
  • Self-motivation – able to work under pressure and to deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of PC knowledge
  • Advanced numerical skills

Your responsibilities will be dependent on which section of business you will work in.

Online application

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 Placement Scheme.


Online assessment

Depending on the role you have applied for this can differ, you may be asked to complete a telephone interview or you may need to record a short video. We also sometimes ask you to complete online assessments which may be technical or values based.


Assessment centre

If successful, we will then invite you to an assessment centre. The assessment day comprises of various activities which may include a presentation, group activity and a competency based interview. 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. Our advice is to be yourself and as relaxed as possible.


Job offer

Congratulations, you’ve got the job! You will now receive a job offer from us. Once you have accepted you will receive a contract and job 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.