Nissan looking to hire 40 Leaving Cert students as CAO alternative

Successful candidates will be employed by local Nissan dealers across Ireland.

Nissan is looking to hire 40 Leaving Cert students as an alternative to the CAO - writes dublinlive.ie.

The Nissan Apprentice Academy are offering the places for people interested in training to become a qualified automotive technician.

James McCarthy, CEO of Nissan Ireland, said: “This is no ordinary apprenticeship as it offers a unique opportunity to work with the innovative intelligent mobility technologies that are shaping the future of the motor industry and driving the demand for Nissan cars.

“We created the Academy to develop the technicians of tomorrow and to help future-proof our business so that we can service the demand for connected, autonomous and electric cars like the zero emissions Nissan LEAF and new Nissan Qashqai.”

Applicants can apply online and the lucky 40 will be trained over four years to become qualified automotive technicians.

Successful candidates will be employed by local Nissan dealers across Ireland before the end of the year.

Apprentices will complete their normal block release apprenticeship with SOLAS.

They will also receive Nissan product training throughout their apprenticeship relevant to their experience and ability.

The highest performing graduate will be offered into DIT's Automotive third-level degree courses and advancement within the Nissan Apprentice Academy.

Mr McCarthy added: “This is an exciting time to be working in the motor industry.

"Nissan is leading the way with Intelligent Mobility and changing the way cars are powered, driven and integrated into society. Now is the time to be part of this evolution.

“Nissan is currently testing advanced autonomous driving on public roads and the technology that will equip a car to pick you up, navigate heavy traffic and find parking all on its own, and that is happy to give you back control of the wheel, is within reach."

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Applications can be made online at www.nissan.ie/experience-nissan/apprentice-academy . The closing date for applications is Saturday, 30 September 2017.

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