Nissan backs next generation of UK manufacturing talent
As part of Nissan’s continued commitment to the Government’s ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ initiative, Nissan has given thousands of young people from across the country a unique behind-the-scenes insight into its UK operations.
Run jointly by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and British industry, the nationwide scheme aims to boost the image of UK manufacturing and encourage more young people to study manufacturing-related subjects and develop skills required by employers.
Nissan – Britains biggest car manufacturer – has played a leading role in the See Inside Manufacturing initiative since it began in 2011. This year Nissan expanded its involvement by offering and exciting and engaging insight into the inner workings of all three of its three UK divisions: manufacturing, R&D and product design divisions.
And the company was delighted to play such a central role in helping to foster the next generation of British engineering and manufacturing talent, cementing the nation’s manufacturing future.
John Martin, Nissan’s Senior Vice President for Manufacturing, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management in Europe said: “Nissan is one of the UK’s great manufacturing success stories. Our British facilities for design, research and development and manufacturing are recgnised to be among the very best in the world.
The continued success of our UK operations depends entirely on the calibre of the people who work in them, so it’s crucially important we identify, encourage, support and inspore the next generation of talent.
“That’s why we have been delighted to support the See Inside Manufacturing initiative for a third year and to once again share our enthusiasm for design, engineering and manufacturing with thousands of young people.”
The company’s involvement with this year’s initiative began when Nissan’s record-breaking Sunderland Plant threw open its doors, giving 1,500 students the chance to see the new Nissan Note in production and the chance to participate in a series of hands-on challenges and team building exercises on an engineering theme.
Then, the company’s European Technical Centre (NTCE) – Nissan’s state-of-the-art Research and Development operation in Bedfordshire – followed suit by allowing local school pupils a glimpse inside its normally off-limits areas before engaging them in a number of activities with an engineering focus.