Nissan has launched a major new recruitment campaign for engineers and maintenance technicians to join its Sunderland plant.
Up to 200 new positions across the plant will support the current levels of production, the introduction of electric vehicle technology to the UK at the new battery plant, and the development of two new models which have been announced for the Sunderland plant - the Leaf and the next generation Qashqai.
Nissan has launched a new websit, www.careersatnissan.co.uk, to provide details of all the new jobs, information about the plant and a section on the benefits of living and working in Sunderland and North East England.
Nissan will be looking to match a number of its forthcoming job opportunities with skilled engineers facing redundancy from the defence sector.
Posts currently being advertised include production engineers, facility engineers, QA engineers, press die maintenance technicians, battery tooling technicians and facilities maintenance technicians.