What is a student placement at Toyota like?

The Toyota student placement scheme is now open!

University students have until December 7 to apply for the 2016 intake of our award-winning Toyota student placement scheme.

Find out more and apply here.

Student placements at Toyota run for a year and are open to undergraduates studying on sandwich degrees. Roles are available across all areas of our business at our head office in Epsom, Surrey, and include positions in our marketing, product technical, finance, IT systems, social media and public relations teams.

We offer ongoing support, feedback and great opportunities throughout a placement year. Our placements are the only route into our Graduate scheme, and many of our former students continue to work for us at all levels – so a placement may be the first step into your future career.

Each week during the application period, we’ll bring you views from our placements students about what it’s like to work for Toyota. 

Hear we asked our Student Placement undergraduates to talk about their assumptions about Toyota before joining us, and their impressions since. Watch below to see what they came up with.


Our second placement student profile features Leah White, who works within Toyota as a Marketing Communications Assistant on a two-year placement. Leah talks about being given genuine responsibility in the work she does and the value of her time at Toyota.

Take a look below to see how she got on.

Previously we’ve spoken to Adam Mason, who works within Lexus as a Brand Marketing Assistant on a one-year placement. The main focus of Adam’s year was to set up and monitor the specifications and pricing of cars in the UK, working with teams in Europe and Lexus centres across the country.

Take a look at the video below to see Adams time at Toyota.

We asked all of our current students to name three facts about Toyota – watch the video below to see what they came up with.

On 7 December our award-winning student placement programme closes for applications. If you are interested in a career in the automotive industry why not get ahead start and apply now – watch the video to see outtakes from our current students.

Learn more about the current placement roles available at Toyota and apply here.


  1. Hi I am a young student seeking to gain some work experience on the car industry and how they function. I hope you take this into consideration as I’m really eager to learn and gain some experience on what it is like to learn and work in a car related environment. I hope you consider and take me upon this email.
    Kind regards
    Kasim shah

    1. Hi Kasim, thanks for your comment.

      We would recommend looking at our careers page for information on student placements. You can find this here: https://fal.cn/3yufO.

      We wish you the best in finding a work placement.


  2. Hello there,

    My name is Leon Philip and I’m student in year 10 The dates of my work experience is 1-5 July. The role I would like to be is a salesman as it has been my dream role ever since I was little, having inspiration from my friend’s uncle who is also a salesman. My Career goals are to become an excellent salesman.and work in amazing car brands because i would gain knowledge for these jobs and it would be a blessing to me if I could work in such a business. I have good listening, communication, social skills and I’m quite athletic. I also play for a football team and play for my school team also. Working in your business is like an important aspect of my life but mainly a honour. If I could do work experience in Toyota then this will benefit my life and will make me feel incredibly amazed at how far I’ve come. Thank you for your time reading my email .

    Kind regards, Leon philip

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