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 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 why you would be a perfect fit for the Toyota team.

  • Applications open from 22 August to 9 September
  • Shortlisted candidates will complete a personality test
  • Interviews will be held towards the end of September – Early October


We're not going to throw you in the deep end – we will start with a warm welcome.

  • You will spend 2 days in Auckland
  • Opportunity to get to know other 2023 Toyota Retail Graduates
  • Visit our Auckland Office, Toyota Financial Services and our Vehicle plant in Thames

Programme Structure

You will rotate through our key departments within the Store.

  • Vehicle Sales (New & Used)
  • Finance
  • Service
  • Parts

Stores Role

You will get hands on experience of what it’s like to work in a Toyota Store.

  • Introduction to the business and our culture
  • Learn how to connect with our customers
  • Understand our key departments
  • Complete a variety of department specific training, and be mentored throughout your entire journey

Project Work

Throughout your time you will be working on a variety of projects, alongside your rotations through our various departments

Find Your Pathway

After spending the year rotating through some of our key departments, you will find where your passion lies within Toyota.

  • Potential Opportunity to move into a permanent position in your desired area of the business
  • Further training and development opportunities

Meet our graduates

Get in touch

If you have a passion for the automotive industry, and are ready to challenge yourself, we want to hear from you. Applications open on 22 August for our 2023 Intake. Don’t delay applying!

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