Communications Assistant Industrial Placement

We are seeking a Communications Assistant to be based at Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE), Cranfield to support all communications activity on site.


From cascading the daily notices to staff (through email, our online portal, and our internal comms app) to managing the ambient media across the site (plasmas, posters, atrium displays), to organizing all employee meetings - the role is crucial to managing our internal communications channels and ensuring all employees are kept up to date with key company information and news.


The role will also assist the NTCE Communications Section Manager in their daily tasks, helping to develop and activate both external and internal communications focused around two critical storytelling areas for Nissan in Europe: Technology and Quality.


Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Managing and maintaining the existing internal communications channels and evaluating opportunities to develop and enhance the mix.

  • Ensuring the proactive and consistent distribution of news and/or information to the business through the internal communications channels

  • Working cross-functionally with the different departments within R&D and other functions on site to proactively hunt and identify stories to be shared internally and potentially externally. 

  • Support local deployment of regional brand activations and communications activities including core partnerships as well as external news stories, customising them for an internal audience.

  • Undertaking key administrative and operational tasks including but not limited to:

  • Creation and maintenance of a communications calendar detailing internal and external communications opportunities.

  • Supporting the management of the communications team budget

  • Minuting and facilitating relevant meetings


Background, Experience and Skills

  • You will currently be studying a degree in Journalism, Media or English and seeking your Industrial placement year of work.

  • Someone with a natural ‘go getter’ proactive attitude.

  • Ability to integrate, interact and work within a small team.

  • Experience with events and working with multiple stakeholders.

  • Strong written skills and a confidence to undertake interviews (with NTCE/NE staff, for internal stories)

  • Experience with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to a confident capacity. Other software experience such as Canva and Adobe Photoshop and Prezi is desirable but not essential.

  • Self-motivated and an acceptance to work in a high paced, ever-changing environment.

  • Natural communicator – someone who feels comfortable interacting with new people and fostering relationships.

  • Good time and workload management skills

  • Attention to detail and a focus on improvement and positive challenge and change.

  • Someone who is ultimately willing to make the job their own and make the very most of their year.


Our offer to you:

  • Competitive salary at £21,587

  • Hybrid Working Policy 3 days onsite / 2 days WFH.

  • Half day Friday

  • Free on-site parking when you are on site.

  • Paid overtime at 1.5x hourly rate.

  • On-site gym

  • Sports and Social Club

  • Car lease and purchase schemes

  • Subsidised canteen and free fruit & milk

  • Car lease and purchase schemes

  • Health and Wellbeing support

  • Plus other employee benefits!


Nissan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly believe in and promote Diversity and Inclusion and will be thrilled to welcome diverse candidates from various backgrounds to join our Team of professionals. Applicants will be considered for all positions regardless of race, gender, military status, disability, or any other status protected by law.


Cranfield Bedfordshire United Kingdom