Are you passionate about engineering and technology, solving problems and getting hands-on? At Toyota we want to invest in your future by offering you an outstanding Maintenance Apprenticeship.  We even have our own training academy onsite so all of your training is done in the workplace.

Our Maintenance Apprenticeship is all about you and what you want to achieve. You can work towards level 3 Engineering qualifications or strive towards level 4...or maybe even beyond!

You will begin your training in the Toyota Academy where our world leading trainers will support and guide you as you learn skills in welding, machining, hand tool use, electronics, robotics, fluid and air power. We will also send you on an offsite training course to develop your teamwork, communication and planning skills through a series of outdoor activities and these skills are pivital in our everyday working practices.

Our core philosophies are based around team work so there is always support and guidance available to you whenever you should need it and from the start, you will be made to feel like a member of the Toyota Family.

Positions will be available at our:-

Burnaston Vehicle Manufacturing Plant, Derbyshire

2019 Salary starting :-  £13,154 rising to £32,884 on the completion of the apprenticeship scheme.

What will I do?

For the first 22 months of the apprenticeship, you will mainly train at the development centre with some placement weeks within Toyota Manufacturing and maintenance. The final 22 months you will be mainly based in your home department at Toyota.

You will work towards recognised Level 3 Engineering qualifications. When you've successfully completed the programme, you'll be ready to start your first real Maintenance Engineering job with your department at Toyota and your future will be whatever you choose to make it!

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Salary and Benefits

Your Development at Toyota Manufacturing UK

Basic Salary :- £13,154, rising to £32,884 on completion of the Apprenticeship

Where overtime is worked, this will attract a payment as follows:
Mon-Fri - Time and one third for first 2 hours, time and one half thereafter
Saturday - Time and one half
Sunday - Double time

There will be two plant shutdowns each year (a fortnight in August and a week at Christmas) and you will be required to take holiday at these times.
You will then be able to use your remaining holiday entitlement at your discretion provided this is authorised by your Supervisor.

A free workwear allowance is provided to all new Members. Options are also available to purchase additional items at a discounted rate should this be required.

We have three subsidised restaurants on-site serving a wide range of foods. One of our restaurants serves a Japanese dish every day. A restaurant facility is provided in the apprentice development centre.

  • Paid overtime
  • 25 days paid annual holiday
  • Free workwear
  • Subsidised restaurants
  • Attractive car schemes
  • Workplace nursery
  • Pension
  • Private Healthcare
  • Company sickness benefit
  • Life assurance
  • You will receive basic engineering theory training, basic practical skills training, a personal development period and placement weeks within the Toyota Plant at either Burnaston or Deeside.
    You will also cover subjects such as electricity, electronics, welding, machining, control systems and hydraulics - in short, all the theory and practical skills that you need to commence your career in maintenance. You will need to study hard during this period to ensure you are successful.
  • Once the technical skills are embedded you will be placed in a maintenance team within Toyota, practically learning how to apply your new skills and how to safely maintain our plant and systems. During this stage you will also undertake a number of higher level technical skills courses on specific items of equipment.
  • Interested in a career in maintenance and engineering.
  • Passionate about working with your hands and solving problems.
  • Excited about working with the latest high tech computerised equipment.
  • Able to show us that you can work well as part of a team.
  • Willing to be patient and show outstanding attention to detail.
  • Willing to study hard on one of the industry's most advance Apprenticeship Schemes.

To be eligible to apply you must possess or be anticipating a minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade 4/C or above (click here for an explanation of the new GCSE grades) including Maths, English and Science.

  • During stage 1 of the programme you will gain a Level 2 Technical Certificate in Engineering.
  • During stage 2 onward of the programme you will gain Level 2 and Level 3 NVQ in Engineering and a Level 3 technical certificate.

At Toyota we believe that we should develop you in a range of personal skills as well as technical skills. Our offsite experiential training takes place during the first year of your apprenticeship and will develop your teamwork, communication and planning skills through a series of outdoor activities, for example, rafting, canoeing, climbing and/or a mountain expedition.

You will also complete several Personal Development training courses, such as presentation skills, team working and communication.

For the right people, there may be opportunity to study for further qualifications, such as an engineering related degree.

You will be learning from the best in the industry! With the combination of skills from our Toyota Trainers. You will learn about all aspects of engineering and maintenance.

We will ensure that you fully understand your future job and what working life is like in a busy manufacturing and engineering environment. Before you start the main technical skills training, you will spend time on site at Toyota, learning about their business and getting to know your new colleagues. You will be given support at all times through the training scheme by experienced Toyota Trainers. You will have regular meetings where we will review your progress and give you feedback on your performance.

'Classroom' technical knowledge and skill alone is not enough to become excellent at your job, therefore we include personal development and the opportunity to practically improve your skills throughout the training programme.

You will be responsible for your daily transport to Toyota. Unfortunately public transport is not available to the Toyota site.

Unfortunately, we can only accept applications for our Maintenance Apprenticeship programme from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK indefinitely.

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A great chance to visit our ‘World Class ‘ Apprentice Development Centre at Burnaston, Derbyshire. Take the opportunity to meet current Toyota Apprentices and Representatives to understand the great prospect on offer for aspiring engineers of the future.

Events have now taken place for 2020 applications.

Select "Register interest" to express your interest in attending an event in 2020 for 2021 positions.

Apprentice Development Centre, Burnaston, Derbyshire