The Nissan manufacturing plant in Sunderland is regarded as one of the most productive car plants in Europe. It was officially opened in 1984 on a former RAF site and has provided employment opportunities for the region for over thirty years. It produces more vehicles per capita than any other facility and over 8 million in total have been made there since its opening.
Nissan recently announced its plans to build the latest version of the Juke at the Sunderland plant. This will involve a £100 million investment in the facility, guaranteeing 6,700 jobs at the plant and supporting 27,000 positions across the supply chain. The news is promising as it should bring stability and security to the plant until 2020 and beyond. It is also further confirmation that the region is an attractive one for automotive manufacturing.
The Juke is one of the most popular crossover vehicles in the world. It is a combination of a saloon car and an SUV, providing the benefits of both as well as several other attractive features. The model has become one of Nissan’s bestselling vehicles and has made them the leading crossover producer in the world.
The Nissan plant in Sunderland is celebrated for its efficiency, talented workforce and the manufacturing methods it uses. The continued investment in the plant and the wider region is great news for the UK motor trade and comes at the same time that the Government has launched its Northern Powerhouse strategy to highlight the strengths of the area and attract new business to it.
The North East is a great region for motor trade jobs and attracts some of the most talented people in the sector, including engineers and designers. There are a wide array of positions on offer including apprentice roles, graduate vacancies and regular jobs. You can get involved in the sector in many different ways and enjoy an exciting career in the process.