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Maintenance Technician Apprentice (Start date Sept 24)

Message from a Maintenance Technician

‘I had no idea the journey I would take after embarking on my maintenance technician apprenticeship with Nissan. You’ll be given all the necessary academic, hands-on skills and, most importantly, support from experienced technicians as you develop through the 5-year program. Learning all the practical and problem-solving skills needed to succeed in a fast-paced dynamic environment.’

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 facilities at Nissan.

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 over £16,000
Nissan Sunderland
Date Listed
5 January 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 facilities and work as a member of our team. Our maintenance teams do an important job operating all over our Sunderland plant, so you’ll have plenty of valuable networking opportunities. 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+)

Certificates will be requested, if your grades are predicted we will ask for these once you have your exam results.

You must be over 16 on the 1st September 2024

Must be able to travel to and from Nissan Plant SR5 3NS

Your application should include:

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

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 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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