Sunderland pupils to find the road to success at Nissan visit


Young people from across Sunderland will be gaining knowledge of a career in advanced manufacturing at a special event at Nissan.

This comes as part of the Work Discovery Sunderland programme, which is a number of sector days that are organised to give young people the opportunity to get an in-depth insight into a particular industry.

Next Thursday, around 150 pupils from many of the city’s secondary schools will visit the Nissan plant in the city to look at working in advanced manufacturing.

Paul McEldon, co-chair of the Task Group, said: “This is an extremely important industry to the North East and this day will give pupils the opportunity to see the many and varied job possibilities available in this sector.

“It is not very often that there are so many experts in this field in one room together so this provides an excellent chance for young people to really find out about the options open to them.”

Experts from Nissan and organisations including automotive parts company Calsonic Kansei, crane manufacturer Liebherr, Lear Corporation and the North East Automotive Alliance will share information with the young people about job opportunities in the sector.

A number of trainees from each company will also be there to talk to the young people about their employment journey.

The sector days are part of the Work Discovery Sunderland programme which also includes guest speaker days and the annual Work Discovery Week, which involves hundreds of young people in a wide range of activities.

Work Discovery Sunderland was created by Sunderland’s Economic Leadership Board Business:Schools Task Group four years ago to help students develop their employability skills and get an insight into various industries before they embark on their careers.

Plans are also underway for the next Work Discovery Week, which will be held from June 27 to July 1.

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