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Corporate & Social Responsibility Assistant - 2021 Student Placement

Salary: £19000 + Benefits

Location: Surrey

Job type:

Category: Graduate

Each year we invite Students to complete their placement year with us in our Eco HQ in Surrey. We nickname these students our ‘Future Talent’ because they often go on to do great things, either here at TGB, on our Graduate scheme or in the wider working world.

We are proud to offer a 12 month placement as part of your undergraduate degree, giving you Industry experience in a global brand (but with family feel) organisation. As part of the emerging talent community, you’ll get access to our 70:20:10 learning and development framework*, you’ll have the support of the student community and roll your sleeves up to get involved in specific projects & fundraising to make a genuine difference.

Employer Description

You may already follow Toyota or Lexus on social media or in the news and have heard about the great things that we continue to achieve globally, well, what we do here at TGB helps achieve those great things! Here at out ECO HQ in Surrey, we support the car dealership network as the sales and marketing functions for both Toyota and Lexus in the UK. We are a diverse team with a common goal, to do business the way that customers love.

 Vacancy description 

Do you want to channel your passion for community and the environment in a business? The CSR team at Toyota is a high performing, passionate department that wants their student to join and be the best they can be. As the CSR student, you will get first-hand experience in project management and take the lead with adhoc projects in the team. Projects you will work with include ownership of the Toyota fund for a better tomorrow project, including management of a £200k budget (exciting, not scary!) as well as Toyota’s global Dream Car competition. You will be responsible for coordinating communications with our close partnered charities, processing charitable requests for support or donation. You will also coordinate internal environmental task force meetings, seeking best practice to suggest improvements. As a team, we will empower you to achieve a quality placement experience and coach you to reach your full potential. You will get ownership of projects, leave a legacy in our organisation knowing the work you have done will make a real difference! Please visit for a full job profile.

Personal specification

To be considered for this role, you’ll need to be:

  • You’ll need to be completing a 4 year undergraduate degree (it doesn’t have to be environment or CSR specific) which includes a year in industry.
  • It would be great to see that you have experience of volunteering or supporting charitable projects
  • Confident in communicating with a wide demographic of customers
  • Positive outlook and problem solving mind-set.
  • Really team focussed and able to build relationships
  • Passionate about customers & obsessed with delivering a service the way that customers LOVE!
  • Residing in the UK and either living within or willing to relocate to within a commutable distance of our ECO HQ

Skills required

Qualifications and experience you’ll need:


  • Studying at undergraduate degree level - Specific CSR and/or Environmental education/qualification is not necessary to apply to this position


  • Previous experience of volunteering / charitable project support is an advantage

Skills & Behaviours you’ll have:


  • Good IT skills – Microsoft packages. Excel & Word essential, PowerPoint recommended
  • Strong numeric and analytical skills 
  • First class interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Investigative mind
  • Must be able to work under own initiative 
  • A strong sense of ownership & responsibility


  • An interest in Social and/or Environmental matters 
  • Examples of volunteering or ‘giving something back’

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