Retail Graduate Programme

Take a step in the right direction

Retail Graduate Programme

Take a step in the right direction

We believe in our graduates

“From very early on in the programme, the team at Toyota wanted to hear my ideas, briefs and what I thought they should be doing. I thought this was really exciting as it made me comfortable to share those ideas and created a space to do so from early on.”

- Annie

We believe a better tomorrow starts today

“I definitely recommend this programme to anyone. Whether you’re from an accounting background, a marketing background or a management background like myself, you’ve got the ability to forge your own path, there’s no set route for you - you can go wherever you want.”

- Ben

We believe that if you can dream it you can do it

“You get to get involved in different areas of the business and find what suits you most. I definitely see myself continuing to grow with Toyota. It’s an awesome brand and they really look after you.”

- Jacqui

We believe in working together

“My favourite thing about my time in the graduate programme was opening up to this whole new world of an industry I’ve never really seen before. You get all the behind the scenes work and everything ties together – it’s like a well oiled machine.“

- Alex

What's actually involved?

Not all graduate programmes are created equal. These are the great opportunities you'll get with our one year programme (and the process for joining it).

Applications Open

This is your chance to show us your strengths and what you can offer our team.

  • Applications will close early Sept
  • Interviews will be held in late Sept - early Oct
  • Our shortlist will complete a personality test

Assessment Centre

  • Presentation to panel members
  • Q&A
  • Assessment centre activities & team tasks


We're not going to throw you in the deep end - we'll start with a welcome.

  • 2-day session in Auckland
  • Catch up with our past graduates
  • Meet the wider Toyota team
  • Visit to refurbishment plant in Thames

Dealership Role

You'll get started in a customer-facing Toyota position.

  • Intro to the business and our culture
  • Learn how to connect with our customers
  • Role-specific training, plus mentoring
  • Attend Toyota events as part of our team

Next 6 Months

Now it's time to spread your wings a bit more within the dealership.

  • Rotation through departments; Parts, Service, CLM, CRM and Finance & Insurance
  • Business training support
  • Continual dialogue with senior management
  • Present and implement your head office project

Find Your Pathway

In your second half of the year we'll work together to build you towards your dream future.

  • Further training in your chosen area
  • Identify future projects
  • Develop leadership and interest skills
  • Potential opportunity for permanent role

Meet our graduates

Get in touch

If you’re ready to challenge yourself and demonstrate your unique strengths, we want to hear from you. Applications have now closed for our 2022 intake, but will reopen in August 2022 for the 2023 intake.

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