Special Skills (Manufacturing) Apprentice - Paint Sprayer/Panel Repair

This course gives you the chance to specialise in one of two key areas within our Nissan Sunderland manufacturing plant.

£13,501 (increased every six months based on performance) Nissan Sunderland 2 years Apply Now

As a Paint Sprayer, you’ll work in the Paint Shop or on the Final Line learning the key paint principles you’ll need to become a competent painter working to the highest quality standards.


As a Panel Repairer, you’ll be reacting to quality concerns across the plant to maintain vehicle quality and repair standards


Paint Spraying and Panel Repair are two separate apprenticeships but through our recruitment process your application

will be considered for both schemes. If you make it to the interview stage, you will be asked to state your preference

and we will use this along with competencies demonstrated at each stage to allocate candidates to both schemes.



Salary of £13,501 increased every six months (based on performance) to a maximum of £23,901

Shift allowance and paid overtime (if applicable)

26 days holiday (plus bank holidays)

Off-site social and team building events

Opportunities to take part in CSR activities

Progressive training and development

Access to our on-site sports and social complex

Uniform and PPE provided

Entry requirements – 2 GCSE grades or equivalent (achieved or predicted)

• Mathematics (Grade A-C or 4+)
• English Language (Grade A-C or 4+)
• Level 2 Functional Skills
• The ability to commute to and from the Nissan

Sunderland plant​

  • L2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship and Hand Skills
  • L2 Team Leading or L3 Improvement Technician (Performance Depending)