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Nissan Leadership Programme


Employing 6000 people at its Washington site, Nissan has been a key player on the North East landscape for over 30 years, and has become a cornerstone of the UK’s automotive sector.  Its commitment to the region continues with recent investment in electric vehicle technology and a focus on internal development.  

We are therefore delighted to be able to support Nissan with this innovative leadership programme.  Designed to develop their business management competences, it will equip their future leaders with the skills to continue the company’s exceptional performance.  The programme explores key leadership themes and includes guest speakers from Nissan’s senior management team, giving delegates exposure to those setting the strategy and leading the business. Delegates undertake a range of practical exercises, problem solving and reflective activities to ensure the direct application of learning in the workplace.

Claire Jones, Nissan Sunderland Plant Learning & Development Manager, outlines why they chose to partner with Durham:

“We are delighted to be working with Durham University Business School to deliver a bespoke Nissan leadership programme focused on developing our leaders of the future. 

 DUBS have worked closely with the Nissan Learning and Development Team every step of the way to co-create a programme that meets the needs of our business and provides meaningful development for individuals that builds on their knowledge, skills and experience.

The programme provides stimulating content in a dynamic, comfortable learning environment, with insights provided by leading academics who are experts in their field, alongside Nissan business leaders. 

My experience of working to co design and deliver this leadership development programme with the business development team at DUBS has been collaborative from start to finish.  The result is a programme that provides our staff with a fantastic opportunity to receive first class development at a first-class university.”

Hear more

Hear how the tailored programme has helped Nissan with their training needs. 

Claire Jones

Learning and Development Manager
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Jack Broome

Learning and Development Lead Controller
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