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Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

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Chris Bodley

Chris Bodley


Current Job Role: New Project Quality Assurance - Responsible for Chassis, Engine and Electrical commodities and associated quality management systems and complete vehicle evaluations. Core role involves practical problem solving and countermeasure implementation, process and procedure kaizen, supplier quality management and conformity of production.

My journey with Toyota: I first experienced Toyota as an Industrial Placement student in 2014 successfully completing an 11 month placement and 2 year Graduate scheme after completing my degree. I have never had a dull day here: it’s fast paced, varied and challenging. The scope of the roles are so wide you will benefit both personally and professionally, working with people at all levels of the business and suppliers to achieve the company objectives. With guidance and support of my managers and mentor, I’ve overcome tough challenges and achieved beyond even my own expectations at this early stage of my career. By the end of my 3 years at Toyota, I am now an integral part of the team with my own specialisation within the team. From an early stage in the placement year I was given real responsibility and incrementally ramped up and exposed to more parts of the business. I’ll never forget the first time I travelled to a foreign supplier solo to agree a countermeasure strategy with all of their European Quality team.

I’ve recently had the opportunity to work on the new Corolla which has been a great experience, giving me great opportunities to put my mark on the next UK built Toyota model. TMUK has a great culture, really supportive and friendly people which really makes it a fun place to work.