Work Placement / Internship

Engineer Industrial Placement 2021

(11 Months: September – July)

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The opportunity

Engineering Industrial Placement within our Vehicle Manufacturing Plant – Burnaston, Derby, and our Engine Manufacturing Plant – Deeside, Wales.

Engineering at Toyota isn't just 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 Auris Hybrid. It’s what makes Toyota an outstanding place to work for inquisitive and ambitious engineers.

How Does Toyota Build the Toyota Corolla?

The Toyota Corolla is proudly made in Derbyshire and this is how our Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK staff do it.

Your time here:

Our engineers make sure we can react quickly to breakdowns as well as planning and implementing new equipment. They're also pivotal in bringing the famous Toyota Production System to life - whether that be refining a process from a technical perspective or assessing the environmental impact of a production change. Ultimately, we want engineers who are versatile enough to work across the whole plant and beyond.

Previous IP Projects Include:

  • Researching a new solvent to stop production problems with a certain rubber hose – “it’s still in use today”
  • Analysing the elements in our engine production line to help improve TAKT – i.e. The rate at which engines come of the production line.
  • Reducing plastics shop compressed air usage
  • 3D printing.

Learning and Development project include:

  • The Toyota Way
  • Health & Safety
  • Plan, Do, Check, Act
  • Presentation skills
  • A3 reporting
  • Personal Planning.

What we look for

We're looking for individuals who will share our values and believe that there's always a better way. So, if you thrive on analysing problems from different angles to develop solutions and take a practical approach to your work, you could go a long way with us. You will also have a consistently strong academic record, with a minimum 2:1 predicted degree result in a relevant discipline.


We offer an excellent range of benefits including:

  • Paid overtime
  • 25 days' paid annual holiday
  • Relocation assistance
  • Free workwear
  • Subsidised restaurants
  • Discount car schemes
  • Graduate placement opportunities
  • Workplace nursery
  • Pension


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Opportunity Overview

  • Tomorrow
  • £18,685 plus overtime + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Burnaston (Derby) and Deeside (Wales)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

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