Rating

4.9/5
  • Skills
    4.8
  • Responsibilities
    5.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    4.8
  • Your Impressions
    5.0

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • The role offers a very proactive and real world experience into the world of work. You are provided with a range responsibilities such as ensuring product content on the website is accurate and kept up-to-date, working with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and coordinating whilst working on projects.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • During my time at Toyota, I have been able to learn and develop a range of desirable skills such as; stakeholder management, presentation skills, working independently, automotive industry knowledge, enhanced communication skills, dealing with conflicting priorities, working to tight deadlines, project management and dealing with different styles/effectiveness of leadership.


  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • YES! At Toyota, the placement students never do tea and coffee runs! Students are given advanced responsibilities which subsequently allows you to build upon your skills and learn on the job. I have been able to manage my own independent project end-to-end, with the involvement of a range of stakeholders both internal and external (agencies). There is no limit to what you are able to achieve.


  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • The support from my team has been exemplary! There are no silly questions or judgement. At the start of my placement I had a two week handover period with the previous student which lay strong foundations for the year ahead. At Toyota there is a great team mentality and everyone is there to support each other.


  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Fantastic. As a multinational organisation, Toyota's culture and atmosphere is world class. One of the main aspects of Toyota's culture is 'Kaizen' also known as continuous improvement and this is embedded in every activity.


  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • A lot! Toyota has offered a superb opportunity to experience first hand the internal workings of a multinational organisation. There have been many rewarding opportunities offered such as taking part in the 3 peaks challenge to raise money for MNDa.


  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Toyota GB
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Toyota GB to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Toyota GB
  • Be yourself :)


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Automotive, Marketing

South East

June 2022


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