1 November 2016

Nissan taking on 40 more apprentices

Nissan is hiring 40 apprentices who will be trained over a 4-year period in Nissan dealerships around the country, writes Brian Byrne.

Applications are now being accepted online for the Automotive Technician apprenticeship, with a special emphasis on technology for connected, autonomous and electric cars.

The top scoring graduate will receive a scholarship to pursue a degree in automotive engineering at a third-level institute of their choice as well as a brand new, taxed and insured Nissan to drive for a year.

Apprentices will complete their normal block release apprenticeship with Solas, and will continue their education to qualify as Nissan Master Technicians.

Applicants should have completed the Leaving Certificate and Nissan is especially interested in receiving applications from first and second year engineering students who may be reconsidering their college choice or students that have recently completed a FETAC course who are interested in pursuing a career as a Master Technician within the motor industry.

The closing date for applications, which should be made at nissan.ie, is Friday, 25 November 2016.

The first phase of this scheme was announced in January 2015, when Nissan Ireland MD James McCarthy (pictured above with Declan Allen of DIT when making the initial announcement) said it would add 100 new jobs over four years.