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Die Maintenance Technician Apprentice (start date Sept 24)

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Working within our Die Maintenance department requires exceptional attention to detail to ensure the quality control measures you develop are transferred to finished vehicle panels. Tooling is used to produce all the external parts seen on a car by the customer and many of the structural internal parts.

Your skills will support the development of the current and future line up of Nissans vehicles including launch of new models, helping to maintain the quality of the finished vehicle and production processes. Breakdown recovery and planned maintenance is part of your daily role.

Working at Nissan can be very rewarding, knowing that the customers world class vehicle experience was in some way influenced by your input and expertise.

Apprenticeship overview:

This is a 5-year scheme, that’s been specially developed by Nissan in conjunction with a local college which combines theoretical and practical skills.

You will gain valuable insight into all aspects of automotive and manufacturing maintenance. You’ll also acquire the skills and knowledge to work as a member of our team maintaining the production tooling at Nissan, including CNC machining centres for milling, turning, and grinding and welding materials in all disciplines (MIG, TIG, ARC).

You will develop a sound understanding of engineering drawings and will use CAD / CAM software for design and reverse engineering.

In your first year, you’ll complete off-the-job-training full time at college. The remaining 4 years will be spent both on day release at college and full-time in the plant where you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge whilst building world class experience.

Starting salary of over £16,000
Nissan Sunderland
Date Listed
20 November 2023
29 February 2024
5 Years


This diverse role will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to maintain our state-of-the-art production tooling facilities and work as a member of our team. Our maintenance teamwork across different departments maintaining Press tooling, injection Moulding tooling and Bodyshop tooling giving you a good opportunity to learn different processes. What’s more, you’ll gain experience working with some of the most up to date manufacturing equipment in the industry.

What you’ll need

What you’ll need

Entry requirements

4 GCSE grades or equivalent, including:

• Mathematics (Grade B/C or 5)

• English Language (Grade A-C or 4)

• Science-based subject (Grade A-C or 4)

• One other subject (Grade A-C or 4)

Your application should include:

  • Your up-to-date CV; including predicted or achieved grades for ALL qualifications.

we will require certificates and if you are grades are predicted we will request these once you have your exam results

Please Note:

Communication relating to your application will be via email to the e-mail address supplied on your application, please check regularly.


If you have any questions, please contact

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm on 29th February 2024

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

What you’ll be doing

What you’ll achieve at the end of your Apprenticeship*

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Level 3 Manufacturing & Engineering Tooling Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
  • HNC in General Engineering
  • Nissan in-house training

*may be subject to change

Benefits at a glance...

Competitive salary (increased every six months based on performance)
Paid overtime and shift allowance (if applicable)
26 days' holiday per year (plus bank holidays)
Residential team building trip to Derwent Hill
Social and celebration 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

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