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The Powertrain Project Management department in Nissan is looking for new industrial placements candidates that are passionate about powertrain engineering in a role to co-ordinate the delivery of programs on time, to meet the cost and quality targets. This is a 1-year placement starting in August 2024!

Working for the Global automotive company Nissan at its European R&D centre (NTCE) based near Milton Keynes and Cranfield University, you’ll play a key role in our push towards electrification, resolving the challenges and opportunities this creates to enhance our customer experience in the cabin.

The placement scheme

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.

Within this role you will gain hands on experience of all aspects of the development process from benchmarking, target setting, layout planning, concept sheet making, collaboration with styling, sourcing, technical cost analysis, digital and physical phase design & development & supplier / cost management extending into the life cycle of the project.  

Through this you will be able to develop your knowledge of how to design for cost whilst delivering the high levels of quality our customers expect within a strict project timing framework.

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 to be successful

  • You’re studying an Engineering or related subject
  • 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.