Engineering Placement at Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
4th November 2019
Regions
East Midlands Wales
Town/City
Burnaston, Derby or Deeside, North Wales
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Salary
£17,000
Role May Involve
Aerospace/Aviation Automotive Chemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
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Engineering Placement

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. We assign Industrial Placement students 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.

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.

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 by 10%

Eligibility Criteria

2:1 relevant engineering degree, 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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