Car maker Nissan is to start producing a new mid-sized model from 2014, which is due to bring 225 new jobs at its Sunderland plant, and create a further 900 in the supply chain.
Applications for all jobs will be invited online, with engineering, maintenance and production supervisor positions immediately available, and hiring of line workers is due to begin nearer to the start of production.
A spokesperson for Nissan tells Recruiter
the ratio of four jobs in the supply chain for ever new Nissan job comes from data from “our current production levels” – and comes in lower than the 1:7.5 ratio used elsewhere in the auto industry.
As reported by recruiter.co.uk
last month, this higher figure comes from a March 2011 report
from the multi-agency-backed Automotive Council, written by the University of Cambridge's business school alongside SMMT and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
According to the Nissan spokesperson, about half of the supply chain for the firm in monetary value terms is based in the area around its Sunderland plant, with the rest distributed elsewhere in the UK, and abroad.
Prime Minister David Cameron adds: “It is fantastic news that Nissan will be building their new hatchback model in the UK and that they expect to create more than 1,000 jobs at the Sunderland plant and in the supply chain across the country.
“It's proof of the strength and vitality of the British manufacturing industry that leading companies like Nissan are expanding their production in the UK. Nissan's investment in the UK is a huge vote of confidence in the skills and flexibility of the UK workforce.”