R&D Business Industrial Placement Cranfield 2024

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DEADLINE 8th April 2024

We are looking for Business industrial placements to join us at our regional Research & Development Headquarters in Cranfield, Bedfordshire.

This is a 1-year placement starting in August 2024!

What you'll be doing

Nissan are on a mission to electrify our vehicle product range, this is an opportunity to be part of an exciting time for the Nissan brand in the move to Electric Vehicles and also part of something bigger, a greener and more sustainable future.

This scheme provides the opportunity to get hands on experience supporting the team of Engineers designing, developing, and testing vehicles, and working with colleagues and suppliers from all over the world.

There will be lots of opportunity for learning on the job that will give you a wealth of knowledge and experience returning to university.

This is an interesting, challenging and rewarding scheme and this is the reason so many of our industrial placements return to us in Graduate roles, in fact many managers and senior leaders within the organisation started in Industrial placement roles, including the Vice President of Research & Development!

What you'll need

  • You’re studying a Engineering, Business Management, Business Information Management, Finance, Accountancy or related subjected.
  • An interest in working with Excel, databases and systems for data reporting and analysis.
  • You will work with honesty and integrity.
  • A good communicator, building and maintaining great working relationships is vital.
  • Determination to succeed.
  • An inquisitive mindset

Our offer to you

  • Based in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0DB.
  • Competitive salary at £21,587
  • Hybrid Working Policy 3 days onsite / 2 days WFH.
  • Half day Friday
  • Free on-site parking when you are on site.
  • Paid overtime at 1.5x hourly rate.
  • On-site gym
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Car lease and purchase schemes
  • Subsidised canteen and free fruit & milk
  • Car lease and purchase schemes
  • Health and Wellbeing support
  • Plus, other employee benefits!

Nissan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly believe in and promote Diversity and Inclusion and will be thrilled to welcome diverse candidates from various backgrounds to join our Team of professionals. Applicants will be considered for all positions regardless of race, gender, military status, disability, or any other status protected by law.

Application process

Online application

Once you have decided which department you would like to apply for, you will need to complete a short online application form through clicking apply on the job page. You will need to upload a CV and will answer some questions confirming your suitability for the role. Your application should be concise but showcase your relevant skills and experience. Don’t forget to research us in more detail to enhance your online application

Assessment centre

If your initial application is successful, we will then invite you to an assessment centre either on-site at Nissan Cranfield or at a neighbouring venue. During the assessment there are various activities where we will be able to learn more about you and how you deal with different scenarios. Either on the day or a week later, you may be asked to deliver a short presentation and prepare for a competency based interview. Your interview will be with a select panel from our recruitment team.

During the interview we will give you a chance to really showcase what you can do and understand your motivations for the job. At the end of the interview you will get the chance to ask us any questions that you may have too. We understand that this stage can be daunting but it is a great way for you to meet other candidates and Nissan Cranfield employees. We all know how you’re feeling but try to relax and enjoy yourself!

Final interview

Sometimes you will be asked back for a 2nd interview, this will be dependent on department and is normally an informal interview to discuss your specific organisational fit. Throughout all of this stage, we want you to feel as relaxed as possible. We know that interviews can be nerve-wracking but just be yourself and try not to worry about getting anything wrong.

Job offer and medical

Well done, you’ve got the job! You will now receive a job offer from us. Once you have accepted you will receive a medical questionnaire to complete online and a contract will then be sent to you in the post, which you will need to sign and send back to us. Now the pressure is off, you’ve done it! Try relax and give yourself time to prepare for your new adventure.

DEADLINE 8th April 2024