Do You Have The Kaizen Factor?

10 October 2013

Toyota has launched a search for Britain’s most promising young talent to join its UK operations. Recruitment is under way for its student placement scheme, giving undergraduates a great opportunity to gain hands-on work experience with the world’s leading motor manufacturer.

Toyota is renowned for defining the principles of modern manufacturing with the Toyota Production System and for making Kaizen – the concept of continuous improvement – a watchword in factories and boardrooms the world over. It builds 10 million vehicles a year, more than any of its competitors.

Its UK student placement scheme provides a great opportunity for the next generation of young professionals to develop their knowledge and skills with one of the world best-known and best-respected businesses.

Placement opportunities are available across many different disciplines and departments at the Epsom, Surrey headquarters of Toyota GB Plc, the company responsible for UK sales and marketing activities. Details are available at  Our website also provides details of career opportunities for experienced professionals.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd (TMUK), the company responsible for Toyota’s vehicle manufacturing plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire and engine manufacturing plant in Deeside, North Wales, is also recruiting 11-month industrial placement students. TMUK offers opportunities for graduates, experienced professionals, skilled tradespeople and production roles; more details can be found at

To support its recruitment drive, Toyota is taking part in university job fairs around the country (detailed below), giving candidates the opportunity to meet members of its human resources team and find out more about the company and its UK operations.

University job fair programme: –

Date Venue

14 October Leeds University

16 October Birmingham University

17 October University of Bath

22 October Loughborough University

23 October Aston University

24 October University of London – Imperial College

30 October Reading University and Lancaster University

5 November Sheffield University

6 November Aston University and University of Kent

21 November Nottingham University

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Do You Have The Kaizen Factor?


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