Jobs up for grabs at Sunderland Nissan plant on Saturday

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NISSAN is hosting a recruitment day for experienced maintenance staff this Saturday as it gears up for to build the new Qashqai.

The firm is looking for an initial 30 time-served professionals to support the introduction of the new model and the rise in volume after the launch of the new Note.

Plant human resources director Adrian Smart said: “Nissan Sunderland plant is preparing for the company’s biggest car launch in many years.

“We are keen to hear from experienced maintenance technicians. The maintenance department plays a crucial role in supporting 24-hour production at the plant, and this year has already supported the successful launches of Leaf and the new Note.

“We are committed to developing our own staff through our apprenticeship programme, and these additional experienced staff will also play an important role in supporting the next generation of Nissan staff.”

Anyone interested in the roles will have a chance to speak to members of the team in informal surroundings and get a feel for the opportunities available.

The event is taking place in Nissan’s training facility in the Gateshead College Skills Academy for Sustainable Manufacturing and Innovation, next to the plant, between 9am and noon and is aimed specifically at experienced candidates interested in a professional role within the maintenance department.

Further information on all vacancies at the factory can be found at