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Pr & Social Media - 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.

Weather you know the exact path you want to take, just want to dip your toe into working life or you’ve not really thought about what happens after uni, we’re able to provide you with experience in a generalist sales and marketing business, we’re inclusive and we’ll give you the tools for you to grow into a well-rounded employable graduate.

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

Our Press Relations and Social Media department has two roles available, one for each area of its work. The two teams work closely together, which means we can provide a single recruitment stream for candidates, giving you a better recruitment experience.

The roles will give you the chance to learn how this busy and influential department works and to develop valuable skills. On the social media side you will respond directly to Toyota and Lexus’s social audiences, providing accurate information and publishing content to different platforms. Where Press Relations is concerned, you will gain real-world experience in building and maintaining relationships between our brands and the media. You will have ample opportunities to bring new ideas to the team and help manage and monitor new product launches, from inception to completion.

The Press and Social team will encourage you to come up with ideas on how its processes and ways of working might be improved. You will also be encouraged to take ownership of specific projects, so we are looking for candidates with a good eye for detail. You will also have access to the Insights team, giving you the chance to learn to analyse, code and report on social conversations. You can find more detail about the roles available on the Job Profiles which can be found at Toyota website.

Person specification

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

  • You’ll need to be completing a 4 year undergraduate degree, ideally PR or Communications focussed
  • Confident in communicating, with an awesome eye for detail when it comes to written work and grammar
  • 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 for degree in PR, social media, marketing, communications or English
  • Active user of various social media channels


  • Previous work experience in communications function would be useful                                                      
  •  Skills & Behaviours you’ll have:                            


  • Fluent in Microsoft Office package or equivalent
  • Inquisitive and innovative mind-set
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Disciplined, punctual but flexible approach to work
  • Excellent written and spoken English 


  • Interest in photography, videography or similar creative areas
  • Interest in automotive sector, and or mobility or transport solutions

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