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Production Quality Support Apprentice (start date Sept 24)

Message from Quality Technical Support

‘As a former Quality Apprentice, I can speak first-hand of the exceptional benefits this Apprenticeship scheme offers.  Working within Quality at Nissan, a world class car manufacturer, the opportunities are endless.

Whether you are ensuring the quality of our vehicle bodies within Body Shop, assuring the quality of our supplier parts, or completing precision measurements on engine components, every day will be different.

Choosing an Apprenticeship to begin my career was certainly the best decision I’ve made.’

Starting salary of over £16,000
39 hours
Nissan Sunderland
Date Listed
20 November 2023
29 February 2024
3 years


Here at Nissan, the quality of our vehicles is paramount to our success. Our Quality Technical Support Apprenticeship offers you the chance to develop expertise and your career in this crucial function. Our Quality Technical Support apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to develop and grow both your education and practical experience. You’ll learn new skills and concepts at college, then have the chance to put these into action at the plant. As a member of our Quality Technical Support team, you will investigate the quality of our vehicles and components, working alongside your colleagues to ensure quick analysis of concerns, followed by the development and implementation of solutions. You will also work cross functionally with other departments including Engineering, Production, and Design to guarantee the highest possible quality standards across all our vehicles, ensuring the best possible driving experience for our customers.

What you’ll need

What you’ll need

Entry requirements – 4 GCSE grades or equivalent (achieved or predicted)

  • Mathematics (Grade A/C or 4 min)
  • English Language (Grade A-C or 4 min)
  • Science-based subject (Grade A-C or 4 min)
  • One other subject (Grade A-C or 4 min)

You must be prepared to travel to and from Nissan Sunderland Plant, Washington Road, Sunderland, 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. the e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address used when you apply.


If you have any questions, please contact

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

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Applicants must be 16 or over at the start of the apprenticeship. The recruitment process is carried out at Nissan Sunderland Plant SR5 3NS and you must be prepared to attend assessments as required.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and proof will be requested during the selection process.

NMUK have a zero tolerance approach to the misuse of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

We carry out pre-employment testing for the use of drugs and alcohol during the recruitment process.

Should you fail the drugs and alcohol test, your application will not be progressed, any offer will be withdrawn and you will not be employed by NMUK.


What you’ll be doing

Apprenticeship overview:

This is a 3-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 quality.   You’ll also acquire the skills and knowledge you’ll need to work as a key member of our Quality Technical Support team at Nissan.

You’ll spend your first year at college full-time before the exciting work starts at our plant.  During years two and three you’ll work full-time, spending one day per week on day release at college, and four days at the plant where you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge whilst building world class experience.

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

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Potential to progress to HNC, depending on performance

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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