FINANCE PLACEMENT YEAR

The objective of finance is to support the organisation in making sound business and commercial decisions that maximise shareholder wealth.

£17,091 Nissan Sunderland 13 Months Apply Now

Few financial organisations can match the breadth of involvement and responsibility that you’ll find at Nissan. 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.

An Industrial Placement position with Nissan Finance is an opportunity not to be missed. It’s your chance to join us for one year in a full-time role and to gain real industry experience. Whether working to support our R&D groups in the UK, Spain, Russia, Belgium and Germany or in our Plant Finance, Shared Service Centre or European Controlling teams, the work is highly varied, challenging and rewarding. As one of our 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.

Fitness centre

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* (Sunderland) or studying a Finance, Mathematics or Science-based degree* (Cranfield). It is not essential to have an accountancy degree, but you must have a keen and demonstrable interest in business and commerce.

  • Able to partake in a placement year 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 mind-set
  • Proactive nature; able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Articulate and able to influence beyond authority

Depending on your placement location, you will be covering daily responsibilities in areas such as:

  • Financial accounting and reporting and monthly account preparation
  • Inventory reporting and control
  • Product costing and logistics
  • Business planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Financial and process control
  • Treasury and Corporate Governance
  • Tax and Customs
  • Chairing and holding regular reviews with all parts of the business
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Fixed Asset management
  • Maintenance and development of controls
  • Continuous improvement of processes and procedures

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 covering letter 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-RECORDED VIDEO INTERVIEW
Following the values based assessment, you will be invited to answer a few questions through our cloud based video interviewing partners, Shine. Don’t be alarmed by this, it is a very quick and easy process which helps us make the right decision, saving both ourselves and you time. You will be required to answer 2-3 questions set by the hiring manager. First question will be a practice, so you will have plenty of time to prepare before you answer the real questions. Make sure you are in a quiet room with plenty of lighting and appropriate interview attire.

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 2nd 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 ½ 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!