23 June 2012 sees Nissan’s Sunderland plant opening its doors to the public, to recruit fresh blood to fill a number of jobs in anticipation of four new model launches.

Interested parties should arrive at the Nissan Sunderland Plant, Washington Road between 10am and 2pm. The setting’s entirely informal, and people will get the chance to meet current employees and explore potential recruitment avenues within the company.

Nissan has promised an incredible amount of investment into its UK branch to cope with demand, which sees the Nissan LEAF, next-generation Qashqai, an INVITATION concept and C-segment hatchback being produced in the long-term.

As a result more than 3,000 jobs are expected to be created within the UK’s automotive sector over the next two years. 625 at Nissan (including 200 specialist technical positions) with the rest across the supply base.

The Nissan Juke is also to be produced at the Sunderland plant, with Nissan investing up to £921million in its production. A new member of the Juke family has recently been announced by the company – the Juke Nismo, inspired by Nissan's Japanese motorsport heritage and performance expertise, which is expected to be released late this year.

Nissan’s Vice President for Manufacturing in the UK, Kevin Fitzpatrick, says, “The popularity of the Nissan Qashqai and the Nissan Juke has meant our Sunderland Plant has achieved record production in each of the last two years, both of which were UK industry records.

"Four new models have now been announced for the plant. As a result we are recruiting for up to 200 specialist staff. I would encourage anyone interested in furthering their career at the UK's biggest car plant to attend this Specialist Recruitment Day or to visit our website."

People wishing to apply for any vacancies can also visit the official Nissan website: www.careersatnissan.co.uk.

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