Die Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship NISSAN MOTOR MANUFACTURING (UK) LIMITED

A diverse role to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to maintain our state-of-the-art production tooling facilities. Our maintenance team work across different departments to maintain tooling, giving you a good opportunity to build experience and your career with some of the most up to date manufacturing equipment in the industry.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    More than £16,000 per annum

  • Working week

    *Typically, a three or four shift pattern 3 shift - days, lates then nights, 39 hours per week 3 shift - days/days, nights/nights then 3 days off ,39 hours per week average across cycle

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

Working within our Die Maintenance department requires exceptional attention to detail to ensure the quality control measures you develop are transferred to finished vehicle panels. Tooling is used to produce all the external parts seen on a car by the customer and many of the structural internal parts.

Your skills will support the development of the current and future line up of Nissans vehicles including launch of new models, helping to maintain the quality of the finished vehicle and production processes. Breakdown recovery and planned maintenance is part of your daily roll.

Working at Nissan can be very rewarding, knowing that the customers world class vehicle experience was in some way influenced by your input and expertise.

The training you will be getting

·         Level 2 Apprenticeship in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

·         Level 3 Apprenticeship in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

·         Level 3 Manufacturing & Engineering Tooling Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

·         Foundation Degree in General Engineering

·         Nissan in-house training

*May be subject to change

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Qualified Maintenance Technician

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade A-C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade A-C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade A-C or 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Any) (Grade A-C or 4) Essential

Things to consider

As the scheme incorporates our graduate scheme, the duration is 60 months in total for our Die maintenance/maintenance apprenticeships, as opposed to the typical duration of 36 months as stated on Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education Ability to travel to and from the Nissan Sunderland plant

About the employer

As a member of our Production Quality Support team, you will investigate the quality of our vehicles and components, working alongside your colleagues to ensure quick analysis of concerns, followed by the development and implementation of solutions. You will also work cross functionally with other departments including Engineering, Production, and Design to guarantee the highest possible quality standards across all our vehicles, ensuring the best possible driving experience for our customers.




Washington Road


Tyne And Wear



Michelle Hill


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Lead engineering maintenance technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Mar 2024