Engineer Industrial Placement at Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
30th October 2020
East Midlands Wales
Burnaston, Derby and Deeside, Wales
Salary Band
£18,000 - £19,999
£18,875 p/a
Role May Involve
Automotive Computer and Systems Engineering Engineering Mechanical Engineering
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Engineer Industrial Placement

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.”

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

11 Months: September – July

About Toyota Manufacturing UK

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.

How to apply

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