Engineering Graduate Scheme

Engineering is a key function offering a full spectrum of roles covering Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, Automotive, Chemical, and Civil Engineering.

£30,000 Nissan Sunderland 2 Years Apply Now

As with all new graduates, you will spend your first few weeks working on the production line, this experience is vital in giving you a firm understanding of our business. Thereafter, you will be given exposure to other functions before being assigned to a team of engineers where you will develop specialized knowledge within a particular area. Initiative, confidence and a pro-active approach are essential qualities in our engineers, because you are not just responding to issues, you are looking for areas to improve, finding out how systems can operate to maximum efficiency, questioning methods and suggesting creative alternatives. With our exceptional training and development (including support to study for Chartered Engineer status), the guidance of experienced engineers, and your own natural ability, you’ll find yourself meeting challenges head on and dealing with all situations that arise.

Competitive salary starting at £30k

Company pension programme

Company share scheme

Car ownership scheme

Fitness centre

Paid overtime and time in lieu

Private healthcare

Sports and leisure complex

26 days annual leave plus bank holidays

Travel opportunities (dependent on role)

  • Must have or expect to achieve a 2.1 in a STEM related degree
  • You must have permission to live and work in the UK without restriction at the time of hire
  • A willingness to learn with a passion for Engineering
  • Strong analytical skills to assist with root-cause studies
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Creative and forward thinking
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced organization
  • A good working knowledge of MS Office applications and CAD systems
  • Geographically mobile

Your responsibilities will be dependent on which section of the Engineering Department you will work in. These include:

  • Current Model Engineering and Production Support
  • Quality Improvement
  • Cost Reduction
  • Facility Efficiency Improvements
  • New Model Introduction and Facility Planning
  • Process and Facility Design
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Support
  • Quality Assurance
  • Health and Safety

Online application

Once you have decided which department you would like to apply for, 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-assessment screening

You will be contacted to take part if a short online or telephone based assessment where you will be asked to answer a few questions. This will be a very quick and easy process taking no longer than 10-15minutes to complete, 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.

Assessment centre

If your initial application is successful, we will then invite you to an assessment centre either on-site at Nissan Sunderland 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 Sunderland 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 at Nissan, Sunderland. 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!