Legal Placement Scheme at Nissan UK

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
31st January 2020
Greater London West Midlands
Hertfordshire, Cranfield
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Legal Placement Scheme

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Our Placement Schemes offer real work, in real jobs, through real opportunities and is a great chance to take theory from university and put it into practice in a fast-paced, exciting environment. Our placement students are a source of new ideas, working methods and technologies to keep us at the cutting edge of our industry. Prove yourself and this could be the start of a brilliant career.

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Department Overview – Legal

Nissans legal department aims to aid the business in achieving the company objectives by providing strategic support on various legal and commercial issues. This will allow you to have a varied experience where you can apply your skills, giving you the chance to cross functionally work and gain a much broader insight into the business as a whole.

We have multiple opportunities within Legal; both within our Maple Cross Sales & Marketing Headquarters and our Cranfield Research & Development Centre.

Our Maple Cross Sales & Marketing Headquarters

The legal team supports all functions across the business; including marketing, sales, HR and finance. You will provide para legal support to assist the team in providing legal advice, compliance guidance and support on regulation across the business. You will gain insight and understanding of the commercial environment, and the way in which a legal function supports the strategic development of a business such as Nissan in a highly competitive industry.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking research for the legal team and assisting with drafting legal advice to Nissan.
  • Assisting key stakeholders with ongoing contract management.
  • Assisting with compliance and regulatory projects and working with Nissan Europe on alignment and reporting of activities.
  • Undertaking key tasks for the administration of the legal department.

Our Cranfield Research & Development Centre

The European Legal Team supports Nissan’s business operations in Europe and on a global scale. The Purchasing, Technology and Data Protection section of the European Legal Team is based in our Nissan Technical Centre Europe in Cranfield, Bedfordshire. You will support the Business to achieve the company objectives by providing strategic legal support on various legal and commercial issues. In addition, you will gain valuable knowledge of how Nissan functions and increase your awareness of the automotive industry. You will act as Paralegal to support our Legal Counsel with a broad range of commercial matters.

The responsibilities are varied and will include:

  • Reviewing, negotiating and drafting various commercial contracts
  • Assisting key stakeholders with ongoing contract management
  • Undertaking research and administrative duties
  • Providing first-class legal expertise on all matters relating to the business

Personal Skills

  • Applicants will need to demonstrate they have a passion for business and are driven to succeed
  • Attention to detail, performing accurate & detailed work
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to integrate, interact & work within a team
  • Good time & workload management skills to achieve results
  • Self-motivation – able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable working within deadlines and in a fast paced environment
  • Self-motivation – able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and comfortable working within deadlines

Technical Skills

  • 2nd year student, currently studying a law degree that allows you to partake in an industrial placement year
  • High level of PC knowledge
  • Advanced numerical skills

About Nissan

Joining a global company means you become part of an established network of collaborative locations. Nissan in the UK is split across four key localities; London, Cranfield, Sunderland and Maple Cross. Each location has a specific area of focus, which influence the schemes available within them. For example, Cranfield and London are focused on Research & Development and new product development, our Sunderland site is the giant of our UK manufacturing operations and Maple Cross is our Sales & Marketing hub. Life is invigorating and exciting at Nissan. Each location has its own character and routine, driven by the shared goal of ongoing innovation and improvement. You will find yourself part of a team working together to shape the future of automotive mobility.

How to apply

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