PEC Industrial Placement

On this Production Economic Control Placement Scheme, you will gain valuable knowledge of how Nissan functions and increase your awareness of the automotive industry​.

£18,757 Nissan Cranfield 13 months Apply Now

Successful candidates on our Production Economic Control Placement Scheme will be assigned to our Cost Methods Standards, Quality Assurance (CMSQA) within the PEC function.

Within PEC we have a strong team ethic and are looking for a team player to experience, interact and enjoy their time at Nissan by gaining valuable knowledge as well as inspiring and adding value within the team. Whilst you will be expected to have full responsibility for tasks given there is also the support of everyone in the department.​

Salary: £18,757

Fitness centre

Paid overtime and time in lieu

Free on-site parking

Subsidised canteen

26 days' annual leave plus bank holidays

Travel opportunities (dependent on role)

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

  • Currently studying a Business/Finance/Economics/Computing/Maths
  • A team player with a proactive attitude
  • Comfortable working within deadlines
  • Competent with MS Office – Intermediate Excel user and awareness of Access would be useful​

Examples of key responsibilities on the Production Economic Control Placement Scheme include:

  • Creation of reports for regular cross functional meetings
  • Support system and process improvements
  • Work cross functionally with Plant finance (Russia, Spain, UK), and Financial planning (France)
  • Opportunity to gather, process, analyse, and present current financial data and provide forecasted movements/trends
  • Where appropriate simplify, enhance, or create new reports to support existing requirements, by means of MS Office applications
  • The main focus of this is the application within the Business Plan activity

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.

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 some 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.

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

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. 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!​