Tyne & Wear

Nissan in Sunderland hold open day to find 200 workers

Nissan Invitation
Image caption Nissan unveiled the Invitation earlier this year

Car firm Nissan has held an open day to try to recruit 200 new specialist workers for its Sunderland plant.

The Japanese car manufacturer needs the extra staff to make four new models of car, including the electric Leaf vehicle and the new Nissan Qashqai.

It is hoping to take on specialist staff including production managers, engineers, as well as experts in information systems and logistics.

The plant is producing a new hatchback, the Invitation, and the new Juke Nismo.

Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan's vice president for manufacturing in the UK, said: "The popularity of the Nissan Qashqai and the Nissan Juke has meant our Sunderland Plant has achieved record production in each of the last two years, both of which were UK industry records.

"I would encourage anyone interested in furthering their career at the UK's biggest car plant to attend this specialist recruitment day."

Once production of the models begins, its Sunderland workforce will stand at a record 6,225, it is estimated.

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