Contract manager - toyota at Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Review Date
Accountancy Administration/Secretarial Customer Service

This review was submitted over 4 years ago, so some of the information it contains may no longer be relevant. Click here to view the most recent reviews for Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd


The Role
The Company
The Culture

Role Description

leading on parts analysis

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

Really interesting placement in a really interesting company
5 /5

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Everybody is very welcoming and friendly
5 /5

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Much support and guidance throughout, with help whenever I needed (at one point I was really struggling but they supported throughout!) everyone is helpful I think its the Toyota work ethos
4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

some days really busy other days fairly quiet. but no day was the same and the work was always ongoing - never a day doing nothing
5 /5

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

Not much responsibility, but everything I produced was genuinely useful to the company
2 /5

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

great experience - fantastic people - really good insight on Toyota and lean processes
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

always busy - socials on Friday were great and everyone was up for a laugh
5 /5

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

they had a structure however they were ok to deviate from it and put you on other tasks - it worked and im sure if I was unhappy they would put me back on course
5 /5

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

there were workshops which I was allowed to attend - not really that useful but was something better then nothing.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan
5 /5

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Would love to work in automotive industry however not sure Toyota is the one for me.
4 /5

The Culture

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

yes really good - but the entire workforce were great
4 /5

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

expensive - derby was expensive in comparison to the rest of east midlands
2 /5

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

was ok nothing great - the people made it more enjoyable
4 /5

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

there were sporting events and track days
5 /5