Student Opportunities


Graduates are hugely important to Toyota. They bring fresh, new ideas and are willing to learn to develop their thinking and their abilities in the Toyota Way. If you enjoy taking a practical, problem-solving approach to your work, you could go a long way with us.

Industrial placements

We know that your placement is a huge platform for your future, so we take our responsibilities very seriously. We give our students the opportunity to be immersed into our unique lean business infrastructure, and work on real life projects.

Apprentice Opportunities

Our exciting apprenticeship schemes provide fantastic opportunities to learn within our onsite training facilities. We currently offer Production and Maintenance schemes.


We run our internships when there is a real business need for the projects, so rest assured, your time with us will not be spent making teas and coffees!

Further Opportunities

Manufacturing UK

Established in December 1989, Toyota Manufacturing UK is made up of two plants, Burnaston and Deeside, representing a £2.75billion investment

Sales & Marketing

Working across both the Toyota and Lexus brands, we believe our passionate, enthusiastic and talented people are key to our continuing success.

Europe HQ

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) handles the wholesale marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts & accessories, and manages Toyota’s European manufacturing and engineering operations.

Our Sites

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.

We want everyone to feel included and welcome at TMUK.

If you are visiting Burnaston and would like to learn more about accessibility on site (and around the local area) before you arrive, please click here to view an accessibility resource created by Sociability.

And if you would like to learn more about Sociability and their work please visit their website here.

Our Success Stories

Read some of our recent sucess stories from a variety of different people in different roles

Factory to Forecourt

Press Shop

The first step in the production process is to prepare the raw steel that will be used to make our vehicles.

Sheet steel arrives in huge 45-tonne rolls before it is chopped and formed to make the individual components that will be welded together to make each car.

In a single shift, Burnaston will devour up to 5,000 metres, or around 300 tonnes, of steel building up to 750 vehicles a day. That’s one car every 66 seconds. No wonder steel needs to be delivered daily to keep Burnaston on its production schedule!

Weld Shop

In the Weld Shop, pressed panels are welded together to create a bodyshell. 

Each bodyshell is given an identity tag that will remain with it right the way through the production process. Created by Toyota’s ordering system, this tag determines the car’s colour, engine specification and trim.

Paint Shop

When it comes to cleanliness, the Paint Shop leaves nothing to chance. 

Maintaining a spotlessly clean, dust-free environment is critical to the quality and consistency of each car’s paint job.

Assembly Shop

The Assembly Shop is best described as the heart of the Toyota factory in Burnaston

It is the part of the production line where in just three-and-a-half hours each painted bodyshell will become a fully functioning car.

Engine Plant

In 2017, a total of 337,516 fully assembled engines (including component sets) were produced for the Burnaston Auris & Auris Hybrid vehicles and exported to other Toyota plants.

Engines are produced through a process of Aluminium casting, Machining and Assembly before final inspection and despatch to vehicle plants.

Deeside currently exports engines and machine components to South Africa, Turkey, Brazil and Japan and were the first overseas plant to produce Toyota's class leading hybrid engines.

Plastic Shop

Described as a factory within a factory, the Plastics Shop is the place where everything from bumpers to instrument panels are made.

However, there is much more to this self-contained production facility than meets the eye; it also perfectly demonstrates Toyota’s environmental awareness with its zero waste to landfill approach.


Imagine being sent tens of thousands of pieces of mail a day.

That is what life is like for the team that keeps Burnaston running, because every single part brought into the factory comes through the logistics department and has to be delivered on time. It is one of the most complex and demanding supply chains in Britain.

Quality Assurance

At this point, each vehicle is almost at the end of its production journey

In a few hours it has been transformed from a sheet of bare metal to a high-quality car worthy of a five-year warranty. But there is still plenty of work to be done. Our completed car now faces its sternest test as it heads through the Quality Assurance department, where a team of skilled workers will put the car under the microscope one final time.


From the Burnaston factory, each car is delivered to the Toyota dealership. 

Here it is put through a Pre-Delivery Inspection in advance of being handed over to its new owner.

Warning of Suspicious Recruitment Activity

Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) is aware that there are currently some recruitment websites, which are advertising job vacancies at Toyota. We are also aware that letters have been received via social media or email appearing to offer jobs at Toyota.

Toyota DOES NOT ask recruitment candidates to pay any money during the recruitment process.

Please be aware that these recruitment communications are not legitimate. If you have any questions please contact us directly at

Genuine Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) job vacancies can only be found on our Recruitment homepage on the Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Limited TMUK website.