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Electrical Engineering Graduate

Salary starting at £33,904 with performance related pay increased over 2 years!
39 hours per week
Nissan Cranfield
Date Listed
21 November 2023
22 January 2024
2 year fixed term contract


We are looking for Graduate Electrical Engineers to join us at our regional Research & Development Headquarters in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, starting in September 2024. Nissan are on a mission to electrify our vehicle product range, this is an opportunity to be part of an exciting time for the Nissan brand in the move to Electric Vehicles and part of something bigger, a greener and more sustainable future.

What you’ll need

What you’ll need to be successful

  • 2:1 Degree in an Engineering or related subject

  • Ideally some previous work experience in Engineering, either on placement, work experience and through volunteering

  • Working with honesty and integrity

  • A good communicator

  • Determination to succeed

  • An inquisitive mindset

Working at Nissan Technical Centre Europe

  • Based in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0DB

  • Hybrid Working Policy 3 days onsite / 2 days WFH

  • Half day Friday

  • Free on-site parking when you are on site

  • Paid overtime at 1.5x hourly rate

  • On-site gym

  • Subsidised canteen and free fruit

  • Car lease and purchase schemes

  • Salary starting at £33,904 with performance related pay increased over 2 years!

All of us at Nissan – regardless of functional area or expertise – share a passion to design, manufacture and sell high-performance, fun to drive vehicles.

Nissan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly believe in and promote Diversity and Inclusion and will be thrilled to welcome diverse candidates from various backgrounds to join our Team of professionals. Applicants will be considered for all positions regardless of race, gender, military status, disability, or any other status protected by law.

What you’ll be doing

This isn’t a scheme where you will sit on the side-lines, you will be a valued part of our team of Engineers designing, developing, and testing vehicles, working with colleagues and suppliers from all over the world.

There will be lots of opportunity for learning on the job from our highly skilled and experienced Engineers and the scheme also has training programme, which focuses on supporting you in the transition from university into the workplace and providing the skills and knowledge to help you on your way to moving into an engineer role after 2 years.   

Benefits at a glance...

Salary starts from £33,904 rising every 6 months
Company pension programme
Company share scheme
Car ownership scheme
Fitness centre
Paid overtime and time in lieu
Private healthcare
26 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays
Free on-site parking

Application process

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 will 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
Assessment centre
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 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 job offer from us. Once you have accepted you will receive a medical questionnaire to complete online and 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
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!

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