A Finance placement at Nissan Sunderland offers an exciting opportunity to put your degree into practice. Whether it’s reviewing existing budgets, supervising ledgers, setting new budgets for business plans, forecasting, assessing profitability or making costings for new models, you will have a hand in every area of our business.
It’s your chance to join us for one year in a full time role and gain real industry experience – putting everything you’ve learnt so far into practice. Whether working in our Plant Finance, Shared Service Centre or European Controlling teams, the work is highly varied, challenging and rewarding. As one of our Industrial Placements, you will have opportunities to play a key role not only in local operations – but have scope for involvement in regional and global matters. The pace will be fast and the expectations will be high, but prove yourself here and you could secure an exciting future with an industry leader.
Competitive salary from £18k
Paid overtime and time in lieu
Sports and leisure complex
26 days' annual leave plus bank holidays
Travel opportunities (dependent on role)
- Must be studying a finance-related degree
- Are able to partake in a 13-month placement as part of your course
- Excellent communication and team-working skills
- Ability to present data in a clear and structured manner
- Energetic, flexible and committed to supporting the team in achieving tight deadlines
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Challenging and flexible mindset
- Proactive nature; able to work independently and as part of a team
- Articulate and ability to influence beyond authority
- Good Microsoft Office skills would be an advantage, especially Excel
The successful candidate will be sufficiently flexible to assume responsibility for any aspects of the following:
- Financial accounting and reporting
- Inventory reporting and control
- Product costing and logistics
- Business planning and forecasting
- Financial and process control
- Treasury and Corporate Governance
- Tax and Customs
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 applications so don’t panic if you haven’t heard from us straight away!