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21 July 2011, 11:40 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50
They're hoping to fill 200 positions for engineers and maintenance technicians.
The company has opened a website for prospective employees to find out more about its plant in Sunderland.
Nissan said it will aim to match a number of vacancies with skilled engineers facing redundancy from the defence industry.
Kevin Fitzpatrick, vice president for manufacturing in the UK, said:
'These new recruits will play a key role not only in maintaining our record production levels, but in making sure that our battery plant and future new models are introduced successfully.'
The Sunderland factory, which started production in 1986, employs 5,000 workers and is currently developing two new models, the 100% electric Nissan Leaf and the next generation Qashqai.