Finance Assistant Review

by Toyota GB

Best Student Employer


  • Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • My role would be to assist with journaling every month to create the reports needed to show our financial position, as well as costing shipments of vehicles that were coming into the UK. I would have monthly meetings with other departments to discuss their financial positions and pay out rebates to Fleet customers.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have substantially developed my Excel skills through the use of Power Query to automate a portion of my work which has been a great thing to learn, alongside improving my communication skills in all the meetings that I would lead.

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

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • 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


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Your role is very much your own work so you have plenty of responsibility to look after your own work load. This also provides flexibility to plan your days out to ensure work is completed when necessary but also allowing planning for downtime or holidays effectively.

  • 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?
  • People are always available to help at Toyota and I have been very grateful for this, you can speak to anyone in the company and they would be willing to help with whatever iti s you need assistance with.

  • 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


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The general atmosphere is very friendly and approachable and the culture promotes creativity and initiative to try new things and experiment to create a workflow that works for you.

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

  • 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?
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and I believe that the soft skills I have gained form my time here will aid me greatly in the future regardless of what career path I take.

  • 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
  • 4/5

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

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Toyota GB
  • Don't try to be someone you aren't during the employment process, personality plays a large part in the decision making so just be confident and smile.

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Placement (10 Months+)

Accounting, Financial Management


July 2023

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