All of the Toyota’s placements have a particular structure that allows successful candidates to broaden their business knowledge and undergo a range of inspiring on-the-job trainings. You can mix with Toyota by joining one of the following areas: Business Operations Management (Logistics), HR, Finance and engineering. Each of programmes last over two years.
Toyota Graduate Development Programme is assessed. In order to be promoted to a Specialist or an Engineer towards the end of the Graduate Programme, graduates have to meet certain standards of work.
Details on the Toyota Application Process can be found below:
Toyota Application Process
Step 1: Online Application
Step 2: Online Psychometric Tests
- Situational Judgement Test
- Mechanical Reasoning Test
- Personality Test
Step 3: Assessment Centre
- Group Exercise
- Written Exercise
Step 4: Final Interview
Toyota Psychometric Tests
Psychometric tests are a key component of Toyota’s Application Process. After completing your application you will be asked to complete the following psychometric tests: Situational Judgement Test, Mechanical Reasoning Test, Personality Test.
Details on the psychometric tests used by Toyota can be found below.
Toyota Situational Judgement Test
Toyota Situational Judgment Test is a set of questions assessing how you might react to hypothetical events and situations that might be encountered in the workplace Toyota environment. Based on your answers to these questions it will be verified how aligned you are with the company’s values and behaviours. So do your research and try to memorize them by heart ( might come in handy in the future!).
Whilst Situational Judgement Tests vary in form, usually, you will be presented with a number of descriptions to which you are obliged to provide an appropriate response from a multiple choice list. So, try to be as sensible as you can and use the full capacity of your emotional intelligence.
These tests concentrate on your ‘ people skills’ so, good communication and networking abilities should earn you a few points. However, the quite straightforward and simplistic formula of these tests can be misleading. In any Situational Judgement Test there is a catch in the high probability of any of the presented answers. So although it is recommended to think in accordance with the promoted values outlined in the company’s profile, in order to really ace your performance you might want to work on your situational- judgment muscles while taking the Toyota practice version of Situational Judgment Tests.
Toyota Mechanical Reasoning Test
Unlike most of the psychometric tests, Toyota Mechanical Reasoning Tests are knowledge assessments. While sitting these tests you will have to demonstrate a sound understanding of the classical mechanics’ laws and be able to apply it to hypothetical scenarios that you will be presented with.
These tests are designed to verify what you know about classical mechanics and if you can apply that knowledge to determine the influence certain forces might have in hypothetical scenarios. Usually, the questions are built around the basic principles you’d learn while studying physics at school.
Upon sitting these tests you will be presented with a mechanical scenario that will be checking your knowledge from one of the following : levers, potential energy, work and power, gravity, friction, pressure, energy transformation, balancing scales, volumes, pulleys, springs, gears, magnetism, mirror and reflection, screws, and electrical circuits
Toyota Personality Test
In essence, Toyota Personality Test will assess if you fit the specific role you are applying for and the company in general. But other than that, it also aims to decipher your mind and see what kind of person you are, what motivates you, and where your weakness lies. We don’t need you remind you, that the answers should be honest as these tests are designed to point out any discrepancies, however, it’s also important to remember that some qualities for a specific programme might be worth stressing more than others.
Toyota Assessment Centre
Toyota Assessment Centre is usually a mix of group and individual exercises further measuring candidates alignment with the core Toyota competency framework. Assessments may vary depending on the career path you choose to follow, but it is recommended to be fully prepared for all scenarios to really stand out from the crowd.
Group Exercise – These exercises will vary, but the general skills that the assessors are looking for is a good balance between teamwork and leadership skills. You might want everyone in the room to see your great leadership skills, but approach the group exercise rather as a test of your collaborative and teamwork abilities than a show of a directorship. The most common way of verifying these skills is through a group discussion on a divisive topic of or a hypothetical black scenario to which a quick solution is needed.
Written Exercise – you will be asked to write at least one report based on the plethora of reading you would be supplied with. The trick is to analyze the information pack, carefully but quickly. At this stage it is important that you have understood the Toyota culture and your chosen division thoroughly.
Presentation – This stage could take two forms. You might be given a topic to research and prepare your presentation beforehand, or you will be supplied with materials during the actual assessment centre and have limited time to prepare. Anyhow, it is important that you practice your presentation skills. If you are not a born speaker and feel like you could use a little bit more advice, you can check the Assessment Centre Guide, for more useful tips.
Toyota Final Interview
Congratulations you made it to the last level! Toyota Panel Interview is the final step validating candidates skills and competencies. It will be a standard competency-based interview, during which you will be expected to demonstrate certain skills in order to be successful. It’s probably a good idea to link your personal achievements to those skills outlined in the Toyota’s competency framework.
The interview might take up to 1 hour. You will be interviewed by the panel of experienced members.