Kaizen (Continuous Improvement) Apprenticeship NISSAN MOTOR MANUFACTURING (UK) LIMITED

At Nissan, Kaizen means refining business processes to raise quality standards, cut costs, and reduce wasted time. You will support key shop floor improvement activities, and will split your time between Nissan and a local college to learn the practical and theoretical skills you need to succeed in this innovative and fulfilling role.

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

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting salary of more than £16,000 per annum

  • Working week

    *Typically, two shift pattern - day & late shift Days - 07:00 - 15:18 Monday to Thursday, 07:00 - 14:53 Friday Lates - 16:35 - 00:53 Monday to Thursday, 15:10 - 23:03 Friday *May be subject to change. Under 18s finish no later than 11pm.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    7 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Simple repairs to existing facility
  • Development of new ideas
  • Quality checks

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • End Point Assessment

*May be subject to change

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Expected progression is Kaizen Manufacturing Staff

Involvement in continuous improvement work and projects may follow

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade A-C or 4+) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade A-C or 4+) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C or 4+) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (any) (Grade A-C or 4+) Essential

Things to consider

Must be able to travel to and from 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

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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