Development is everything at Toyota. It's an intrinsic part of the way we work - the unique management philosophy that's made us an automotive leader.
At its heart is the Japanese concept of kaizen - a belief that no process can ever be declared perfect; that there's always a better way. You can see it in our world-leading processes, our innovative products and, of course, in the way we develop our people.
What it means for you
For graduates fresh out of university, kaizen means constant development. Nothing stands still here - and graduates are hugely important to that. We really value the injection of energy and ideas they bring.
Engineering at Toyota isn't about nuts and bolts. It's much more about having imagination plus the dedication to keep developing the best processes and products. We encourage our engineers to look at things from every angle to find better ways of working. That's always been the Toyota Way - as our founder Sakichi Toyoda put it: "Inspiration comes from many places. We need to have our eyes, our minds and our hearts open to things we interact with every day, so open your window to the world." You can see that commitment reflected in cars like the all new Corolla. It's what makes Toyota a great place for inquisitive engineers to sharpen their skills.
Your time here
Our engineers make sure we can react quickly to breakdowns. They plan and implement new equipment. They're also pivotal in bringing the famous Toyota Production System to life - whether refining a process from a technical perspective or assessing the environmental impact of a production change. Over the two years, we assign Graduates to a specific area of our business - either manufacturing or facilities & environment - but we'll train you to be a multi-skilled professional. Ultimately we want engineers who are versatile enough to work across the whole plant and beyond.
Your Learning and Development and about the Programme:
All graduates will take part in six weeks of line training. This will mean that for those six weeks you will work on an area where we build the cars down on the shop floor. Although tough, this experience is extremely rewarding and interesting and gives you a real hands-on insight into what Toyota Manufacturing is all about. We believe this experience is crucial for your personal development and rather unique to our company.
We place great emphasis on learning by doing - usually through structured, on-the-job training. So, over the course of our programme, you'll find yourself tackling live projects and taking on real responsibilities in your chosen field. Our graduate programme lasts just over 2 years, it is assessed and designed to help you reach the standard needed to move into a specialist position at the end of the programme.
- Personal Development programme
- Regular Assessed Projects
- Formal Progression Reviews
- Presentation Skills
- Toyota Business Practice (Problem Solving)
- The Toyota Way
- PDCA Assessment
- Health and Safety Assessment
So if you want a future designed to last, go see for yourself (or 'genchi genbutsu' as we say at Toyota).
To apply, complete a short application and upload your CV to https://recruitment.toyotauk.com/