Benefits & FAQs

Your Development at Toyota Manufacturing UK

During your development programme, your salary will increase at set intervals.

Once you become an Engineer or Specialist, your salary will be reviewed annually, with appropriate increases determined in line with your performance and contribution to the business.

Your contribution will also be recognised by an excellent package of benefits.

Current starting salary: £32,088 gross per annum plus overtime. Upon successful completion of the graduate programme, this will increase to just over £37,300 gross per annum.

How many graduates do Toyota Manufacturing UK typically employ?  

How many graduates do Toyota Manufacturing UK typically employ?  

Graduate numbers are based on business requirements and do vary from year to year. Typically Toyota Manufacturing UK select 5-10 Placement Students and 12-22 graduates across both Engineering and Non-Engineering Divisions.

What is the start date for the Graduate Development Programme?  

What is the start date for the Graduate Development Programme?  

Typically the first week of September every year.

What are Toyota Manufacturing UK looking for in Graduates?  

What are Toyota Manufacturing UK looking for in Graduates?  

Degree qualified business/engineering related, interest in working within the vehicle manufacturing sector, mature approach, confident, flexible, enthusiastic, team players. Prepared to use their own initiative and implement changes.

Where are the graduate positions based?  

Where are the graduate positions based?   

Either Burnaston, Derbyshire or Deeside, North Wales.

Will I be considered more favourably if I have a post grad qualification?  

Will I be considered more favourably if I have a post grad qualification?  

No, whilst we appreciate additional effort undertaken to achieve a post graduate qualification, our selection decision is based on the results of the recruitment process, which is tailored to meet our specific requirements. (Achievement of 2:1 for a Degree is required).

What makes Toyota Manufacturing UK's programme different to others/what is the main focus of Toyota's Graduate Development Programme?  

What makes Toyota Manufacturing UK's programme different to others/what is the main focus of Toyota's Graduate Development Programme?  

From an early stage you will be doing a real job with real responsibility. The scheme involves a high degree of on the job training which is supported by off the job events and courses. Line training is an important part of the scheme as it allows our Graduates to experience first hand what it's like building the cars which has multiple benefits throughout your career.

Is there an opportunity to visit the Plant during the recruitment process?  

Is there an opportunity to visit the Plant during the recruitment process?  

If you are successful at the on-line aptitude testing stage, you will be invited to attend an on-site assessment centre at the Burnaston Plant. If you are successfully offered a position with us then a site tour will be provided during your induction week, where you will be able to see each area of the business including the factory.

Is there opportunity to travel (e.g. to Japan)?  

Is there opportunity to travel (e.g. to Japan)?  

There is the potential for travel to Japan or anywhere within our European operations. Opportunities are based on business requirements, for the Graduate Development Programme it is likely that you will be based primarily within the UK, however you will have the opportunity to complete a secondment abroad.

What help will I get to relocate?  

What help will I get to relocate?  

Relocation support is available under certain circumstances. Your individual entitlement to this allowance would be confirmed during the recruitment process, based on a standard criteria.

Is there support for further education/professional qualifications?  

Is there support for further education/professional qualifications?  

Yes, Toyota Manufacturing UK provides financial support for further education, for example CIPS, ImechE, CIPD. To be eligible you must work with Toyota Manufacturing UK for a minimum of 12 months, as we believe in the first 12 months that you will already be on a steep learning curve. Toyota Manufacturing UK will pay for your course costs upon satisfactory completion. Prior agreement with your Manager to undertake the course is required. All studies must be completed within your own time.

What training courses will I be sent on?  

What training courses will I be sent on?  

Core training courses include:- Plan-Do-Check-Action, Problem Solving, Report Writing, Communication & Presentation Skills, Introduction to Kaizen, Health & Safety and Personal Planning.

Is there opportunity to experience other Departments on the programme?  

Is there opportunity to experience other Departments on the programme?  

Yes during your on-line training and secondment activity, also in general the nature of work at Toyota Manufacturing UK is often teamwork. You will therefore have the opportunity to work with multi-disciplinary teams with members from other departments.

What will happen on my first day?  

What will happen on my first day?  

You will attend a 5 day Company Induction with all the new Graduates and Industrial Placement students. This week will involve factory tours, team building activities and divisional introductions, which will allow you to find out more about the company and start building a network with the other graduates/placements in the cohort. This will conclude with a department introduction for a more detailed welcome Friday afternoon.

What are the opportunities for career progression?  

What are the opportunities for career progression?  

At the end of the Graduate Development Programme (subject to satisfactory progression through the assessed scheme), you will become a Specialist or Engineer. Thereafter progression is based on individual performance and you will have the opportunity to progress to Senior and Principal Specialist/Engineer. This is followed by Section Manager, Senior Manager and General Manager.

What is the salary/progression over 24 months?  

What is the salary/progression over 24 months?  

There are mid scheme increments and these will graduate to a salary of £33,340 gross per annum at the end of the 24 month programme.

Follow your favourite employers
Save jobs to your shortlist
Receive personalised alerts
Access our live webinars
Register now
Gradcracker and Cookies
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.
If you continue we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from Gradcracker.
Continue
Learn more