Nissan Ireland launched its Apprentice Academy in 2015 with the aim to support the creation of 100 jobs over five years to help future-proof the motor industry and develop the ‘technicians of tomorrow’.
Now, Nissan Ireland tells us the 2017 application phase for the Nissan Apprentice Academy has opened, and the closing date for applications is Saturday September 30.
What made this advanced apprenticeship programme innovative has been Nissan Ireland’s additional specialised training, along with the continuous guidance and encouragement of all academy apprentices who are employed by the dealer network.
According to Nissan, on successful completion of the standard SOLAS apprenticeship programme, the top scoring graduates will be given the opportunity to further their career within the Nissan Ireland dealer network. In addition, Nissan will offer the highest performing graduate a scholarship into DIT automotive third-level degree courses and advancement within the Nissan Academy, where he/she will receive Nissan master technician training (including entry into NISTEC Nissan’s world-wide skills competition ).
Each year, the overall highest performing and top scoring graduate will have the opportunity to become a ‘Nissan Generation Next Ambassador’ and will be provided with the use of a new, taxed and insured Nissan to drive for a year. Nissan points out that some terms and conditions apply.
The Nissan Apprentice Academy will give students access to learning environments and resources that will support their development and help them influence and achieve individual goals.
The Nissan Dealer network is now again actively seeking to engage with candidates for this programme who can exhibit the following essential qualities: Practical, common sense approach; Enthusiasm/ passion for their work; Good effective communication skills; Strong work ethic; Ability to work on own initiative as well as within a team environment; A desire to deliver the highest levels of customer experience; and also planning and organisational skills.