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Nissan Cranfield

Design & Development Apprentice Job Description

Design & Development Apprentice


Brief overview of the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work at the Nissan Technical Centre Europe, where you will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the next generation of Nissan models.

Closing date

14th August 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Working week

39 hours. Mon-Thu 8:00 – 4:30, Fri 8:00 – 1:20

Weekly wage


Expected apprenticeship duration

36 months

Possible start date

4th September 2017

Apprenticeship level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship


5 available, across Vehicle Test, Facilities and Logistics

Vacancy description

  • The successful candidate will be joining Nissan Technical Centre Europe based in Cranfield, Bedfordshire.
  • The candidate will be joining the Nissan comprehensive training scheme in the Vehicle Test Area, supporting a team of Engineers and Technicians to influence the vehicles of the future.
  • The programme combines first-hand involvement in the Nissan state-of-the-art design and development process together with formal training in engineering.
  • The Apprenticeship will give you a broad insight into the Design & Development process within the organisation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication.
  • Manual dexterity skills.
  • Accurate with good attention to detail.
  • Problem solving.
  • Organisation.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

Personal qualities

  • Punctual.
  • Flexible.
  • Motivated.
  • Determined.
  • Enjoys challenges.
  • Keen to learn.

Qualifications required

  • 1 x A level or 2 x AS Levels Grade C or above in a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) or a Level 3 qualification in an Engineering discipline.

Future prospects

  • Progression to the Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering and gaining an HNC qualification.
  • Long term career prospects within the organisation for the right candidate.

Things to consider

  • Full UK driving licence essential – which must be gained during the Apprenticeship.