Further jobs boost for Nissan’s Sunderland plant

Posted on 22 Jul 2009 by The Manufacturer

Nissan’s Sunderland plant is recruiting an additional 100 manufacturing staff to meet growing demand derived from pan-European car scrappage schemes.

The new jobs, which will be initially offered as fixed term, three-month contracts, are on top of the 250 temporary manufacturing posts announced in May and June.

Car scrappage schemes – which incentivise car owners to scrap cars of a certain age (often 10 years old) by subsidising the cost of a new model – operating in countries including Germany and the UK have seen demand for Sunderland-built models rise by 24,000 units more than the original production plan for the June to September period.

Trevor Mann, Nissan’s senior vice president for manufacturing, Europe, commented: “We are currently experiencing a short term but significant spike in demand for Sunderland models as a result of scrappage incentive schemes. “In particular, Micra and Note are proving extremely popular, and account for around two thirds of all Nissan scrappage sales across our main European markets.”

Anyone interested in applying for the positions should visit www.nissan-recruitment.eu. No previous experience is necessary.