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

"It's a two year programme - you get immersed in different roles and it's really exciting. There's always a reward at the end for the work you've done."

- Jackie

We believe a better tomorrow starts today

"It's a good base to set you up to where you want to go - it's a great starting point. Take the opportunity with both hands."

- Lee

We believe in working together

"The best part of the programme, for me, was that I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do. There were always people and role models around that would help direct me, and have those discussions with me."

- Chantelle

We believe in respecting others

"The people are awesome - there's young, and old, funny, and the industry attracts a few different people as well, which is a good thing. The people by far have been the best thing, it makes coming to work easy. Especially with a first job."

- Josh

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

"Really I just liked the variety of roles. I like the idea of coming to work and trying different things, dealing with people, going to different places - as opposed to just parking behind a desk for 40 years."

- Alex

We believe everyday’s an opportunity to improve.

“It’s completely different from what you study at university and there’s been a lot of opportunities to learn new skills. It’s been lots of hands-on stuff.”

- Max

What's actually involved?

Not all graduate programmes are created equal. These are the great opportunities you'll get with our two-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 in mid 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.

  • 3 day session in Auckland
  • Catch up with our past graduates
  • Meet the wider Toyota team and your dealership
  • 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 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