FY21 Engineering & Quality Assurance Placement at Nissan UK

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
9th May 2021
North East
Salary Band
£18,000 - £19,999
Role May Involve

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“I have really enjoyed my work placement at Nissan. I have learnt a lot and have gained skills that I will take forward with me. I have also been given many opportunities and had many new experiences on top of my day to day roles.…” - Read full review

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FY21 Engineering & Quality Assurance Placement

Overview – dept.

We don’t build cars, we enable cars to be built! Combining technical know-how with hands-on expertise, our engineers define the processes and facilities needed to achieve production objectives. From procuring and installing innovative solutions to achieve maximum output, to root cause analysis and resolving quality issues, we support all areas of the manufacturing operation, ensuring seamless production of over 320,000 cars every year. Engineering is a key function offering a full spectrum of roles covering Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, Automotive, Chemical, and Civil Engineering.

We combine practical engineering with project coordination using cross-functional teamwork. Truly embedded into the production process, engineers enjoy a mixture of desk based work such as CAD & specification writing alongside real-world activities such as line trials and equipment buy off. We continually question methods, seek areas to improve and identify creative alternatives.

Overview – role.

You will be involved in a full range of activities from minor repairs and improvements to major projects and new product launches. Whatever your area, you’ll be combining hands-on engineering with project co-ordination, teamwork, support, leadership and extensive communication amongst other departments. Support is always on hand when you need it, but with the guidance of skilled and experienced engineers, and your own natural ability, you’ll soon find yourself meeting challenges head on and dealing with all situations that arise.

Key benefits:

Competitive salary starting from £18k, Fitness centre, paid overtime and time in lieu, Sports and leisure complex, 26 days annual leave + bank holidays, Travel opportunities (dependent on role)

What you’ll need

  • Must be studying a STEM related degree
  • Are able to partake in a 13 month placement as part of their course
  • A willingness to learn with a passion for Engineering
  • Strong analytical skills to assist with root-cause studies
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Creative and forward thinking
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced organization
  • A good working knowledge of MS Office applications and CAD systems

What you’ll be doing

Your responsibilities will be dependent on which section of the Engineering Department you will work in. These include:

  • Current Model Engineering and Production Support
  • Quality Improvement
  • Cost Reduction
  • Facility Efficiency Improvements
  • New Model Introduction and Facility Planning
  • Process and Facility Design
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning

How to apply

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Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.