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7 months ago
Location: Bedfordshire
Job type: Permanent
Category: General Engineering Jobs
Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 17,000 staff across locally-based Design, Research & Development, Manufacturing, Logistics, Purchasing and Sales & Marketing operations. Total production in the UK alone is now over 9 million vehicles including award-winning crossovers, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the world’s most popular electric vehicle.

We are an aspiring organisation, and we are looking for equally bold and creative Industrial Placements to join our dynamic Research and Development teams. Nissan is positioned to become the most desirable Asian brand in Europe, and we need your help to get there.

Departments within Research & Development

Body Design → Exterior → CAD & V3P Promotion
Chassis Engineering → Brake, ESP & Steering Design → Suspension → Safety Strategy & Restraint
Electronics Engineering → IT & ITS Strategy → Electronics/Electrical Test & Design
Quality & Interior Engineering → Cockpit Module & Interior Trim → Materials → Restraints
Vehicle Quality Promotion → Market Quality Engineering
Project Management → Homologation → Cost Benchmarking & Budget Setting
Customer Orientated Engineering, Test & Operation → Vehicle Evaluation → Dynamic Performance


We are seeking for a candidate to be based at Nissan Technical Centre Europe, Cranfield to continuously enhance our capability to design and develop vehicles to satisfy customer expectation and ensure the future growth of the company.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

On joining the Company, the successful candidates will be assigned to one of the above groups where they will support the design and development/test of vehicle systems and components for new and existing Nissan models.

As you would expect from a Global Company, Nissan Engineers work cross functionally across the business and with suppliers to create the optimum solutions to produce the best product for our Customers. Therefore as an Industrial Placement at Nissan we offer the opportunity to gain an understanding of all elements of our business that contributes to the development of our vehicles from conception, through to manufacture and beyond.

Background and Experience

2nd year student, currently studying an Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Automotive or similar degree that allows you to partake in an industrial placement year
High level of PC knowledge
Advanced numerical skills


26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Discretionary UEFA match tickets
Free on-site parking
Salary: £18,757
Sports and Social committee
Subsidised canteen
Training opportunities
Paid overtime at 1.5x hourly rate
Working hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm, Fri 8am-1:20pm

Cranfield Bedfordshire United Kingdom

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