Sunderland, England – Nissan’s plant in England is adding 100 manufacturing jobs to meet strong demand as a result of “scrappage scheme” incentives for drivers to trade in older vehicles for recycling and buy new ones.

The new jobs at the company’s Sunderland plant will initially be offered as fixed-term, three-month contracts, and are in addition to 250 temporary manufacturing jobs announced in May and June.

Scrappage schemes in countries such as Germany and the U.K. have created demand that has resulted in Nissan scheduling an additional 24,000 vehicles above the original production plan for the June to September period.

“We are currently experiencing a short-term but significant spike in demand for Sunderland models as a result of scrappage incentive schemes,” said Trevor Mann, senior vice-president for manufacturing in Europe. “In particular, Micra and Note are proving extremely popular, and account for around two-thirds of all Nissan scrappage sales across our main European markets.”

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