Production Control Placement at Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
4th November 2019
Regions
East Midlands
Town/City
Burnaston, Derby
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Salary
£17,000
Role May Involve
Business Analytics Business Management Economics Logistics and Operations
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Production Control Placement

Everything starts and stops with Logistics. Join us here and you’ll be at the centre of our manufacturing operation bringing the world-famous Toyota Production System (TPS) to life.

This is your chance to learn about concepts like jidoka and just-in-time first-hand from the company that pioneered them. TPS is a lean manufacturing system designed to eliminate waste, reduce costs and keep lead times down. It was developed between 1948 and 1975 out of two concepts:

The first is called jidoka (which loosely translates as “automation with a human touch”) – this means that when a problem occurs, production stops immediately, preventing defective products.

The second concept is just-in-time, in which each process produces only what is needed by the next, and so on, in a continuous flow.

Where Toyota has led the way, other manufacturers have followed. You’ll find that many universities teach TPS today as a proven operations management system

Working in Production Control you are key to our supply chain management, so you’ll be involved in a number of projects whereby you’ll be working with external suppliers, liaising with our members on the shop floor, and overall ensuring that the plant functioning is in line with our key Toyota philosophies. It’s a pivotal role within our manufacturing plant which requires students to show initiative, resilience and confidence. It is a challenging and fast-paced role but invaluable in the skills it can give you.

Eligibility Criteria

2:1, business degrees are preferred, penultimate year of Bachelors/Masters

About Toyota Manufacturing

Toyota's decision to establish a manufacturing operation in Europe was announced in 1989 and Toyota Manufacturing UK was established in December that year.

There are two manufacturing plants in the UK, representing a total investment of £2.75 billion and employing approximately 3,000 members (including Agency). The vehicle manufacturing plant is located at Burnaston in Derbyshire and the engine manufacturing plant is located at Deeside in North Wales.

At the heart of our operation is the Japanese concept of Kaizen, the philosophy that everything can always be improved. You can see it in our world-leading processes, our innovative products and, of course, in our people's growth.

That's why we highly value graduates and undergraduates who thrive on analysing problems from different angles to develop solutions for a better way. And that's why they never stand still. Whether you want to travel the world or become an expert in your field, one thing is certain: you'll never stop growing at Toyota.

So if you want a future designed to last, go see for yourself (or 'genchi genbutsu' as we say at Toyota)..

How to apply

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