Toyota turns to Autotech Academy for talent

The Toyota Motor Company has announced an exclusive collaboration with Autotech Academy to help create a future pipeline of young automotive talent.

The partnership will see the launch of a new initiative, Toyota Talent Powered by Autotech Academy, which will support the motor company’s people strategy and ambition to increase the number of vehicle technicians working across its UK network.

Based upon the successful Autotech Academy concept, which sees newly qualified Level 3 automotive students placed into the industry as paid interns before securing permanent employment, Toyota Talent Powered by Autotech Academy, is set to help over 100 young people in the first six months secure an automotive career.

Each intern will receive a toolbox and uniform before being placed within a Toyota or Lexus dealership on a six-month internship.

Greg Culshaw, general manager customer and network support, Toyota (GB), said: “We believe that talented, passionate, and enthusiastic people are key to our continuing success. Our retailers across the UK offer outstanding working environments, structured genuine career progression supported with excellent world-leading training. We are therefore excited that these opportunities have now expanded with our Toyota Talent Powered by Autotech Academy initiative, helping more talented and super trained technicians to join Toyota.”

Autotech Group managing director, Simon King, said:We are delighted to be working with Toyota to launch this initiative. We have worked with them to shape the internship offering to suit Toyota’s needs exactly. By doing so we will support their recruitment objectives and ensure that each intern gets the best possible chance of securing a permanent position and long-term career at the end of the six months.”