Toyota Learnership: Requirements and Application Procedures

Designed by one of the leading automotive manufacturers in South Africa, the Toyota Learnership Programme is finally open for application this year.

Toyota Learnership

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Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd is an automobile manufacturer based in Prospecton, South Africa, and a subsidiary of Toyota. The company was found in 1961. At that time, it began producing Toyota models. Soon after its first production, Toyota South Africa started taking over the majority of South Africa’s motor assemblies production.

It’s very well-known that Toyota is a mega automotive manufacturer headquartered in Japan. The multinational company is the global market leader in sales of hybrid electric vehicles, and one of the largest companies to encourage the mass-market adoption of hybrid vehicles across the world. Toyota has successfully established hundreds of subsidiary companies on other continents, making it the world’s largest automotive manufacturer by production volume.

Working at Toyota South Africa is more than just pride. It is about a sense of accomplishment both as an individual and part of the diverse family. The essence of Toyota is people who value challenge, innovation, and commitment to thrive in an ever-changing landscape. There, you can start your journey of development through a wide array of career opportunities on offer, and you can grow and prosper together with the company.

As a Toyota employee, you will be benefited from tons of fruit-bearing advantages that you cannot see anywhere else. Toyota’s culture fosters talent development under the key values of Continous Improvement and Respect for People, making it an ideal workplace for every aspiring South African youth.

If this intrigues you much, you should consider being part of it. But first, to check whether you are the best fit for the company, you can start by applying to the Toyota Learnership Programme first.

In this article, we will guide you through the application procedures and help you to understand all the eligibility requirements to boost your odds at achieving the position. We also inform you about the programme’s closing dates to ensure you won’t miss out on the exciting opportunity. Without further ado, let’s begin.

Toyota Learnership Programme Overview

Toyota Learnership is an exciting opportunity for those who are looking for a training programme in the field of various technical disciplines. The training is run for 7 months in Toyota South Africa’s Training Centre at Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. After completing the learnership, you will be awarded an NQF Level 2 certification. It can be a stepping stone for you to gain knowledge and practical skills which are much needed for your future career, especially in the automotive industry.

Eligibility Requirements

There is a set of basic eligibility requirements established by Toyota as the sponsor of this learnership that you must fulfill to be qualified for the training.

Toyota Learnership Programme is open for application for a permanent resident or legal citizen of South Africa only. You should not be older than 30 years old of age by the opening date, and you must not be currently employed, studying full-time, or participating in a learnership. People with disabilities are also welcomed to apply, but please provide a medical certificate testifying the disability status.

Aside from meeting the basic requirements and completing your Grade 12 or earning a Matric certificate, you must also have acquired a minimum Educational Qualification in one of the following fields:

  • Mechanical Trade NTC3 or Technical Matric – Subjects, Mathematics Physical Science Engineering Drawing/Graphic Design, and a trade-related subject (mechanical), or
  • Electrical Trade NTC3 or Technical Matric – Subjects, Mathematics Physical Science Engineering Drawing/ Graphic Design Electro Technology/ Industrial Electronics, and a trade-related subject.

How to Apply

The application for the learnership can be done online. To do so, first, you have to visit the learnership’s application official webpage here. Scroll through the page until you find the “APPLY” button. Click on it, and you will be redirected to a new page where you can log in using one of three permitted accounts:

  • Log in with Google
  • Log in with Facebook
  • Log in with LinkedIn

This method can be done only if you have created a Toyota Talent Management or Recruitment account before. However, if this is your first time, you can sign up for a new account. Click on the option that states “Sign up for a new account”.

Here, you will be asked to fill several mandatory fields and provide complete information about your:

  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Messaging preference
  • Full name
  • Citizenship status
  • ID number or passport number (for non-SA resident)

After you have successfully created your account, you will be guided to the next step where you are possibly asked to submit your Matric and the relevant Educational Qualification certificates. Make sure to provide all the required documentation to increase your odds of being selected.

It is not mentioned whether the selection committee will personally contact all the applicants regarding the application result, but if you haven’t heard from them for probably three months after the closing dates, consider that you do not make through it this time.

If you, unfortunately, fail for it, you can still go for different routes. There are many interesting learnerships for matriculants out there. Consider applying to one of them to accelerate your skills in various fields of expertise.

Toyota Learnership Closing Dates

Submit your application form before December 4th, 2020. Note that late entry will not be considered, and neither incomplete application form. Toyota South Africa does not charge individuals seeking employment any fees, whether for registration, application, administration, or placement. Beware of any fraud.

Additionally, it is worth to mention that Toyota South Africa is committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally. It is the company’s policy to promote from within wherever possible. Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applicants, provided that this supports the achievement of the company’s Employment Equity goals.

Contact Details

If you have inquiries regarding the Toyota Learnership Programme, contact the number below, or mail your questions to the listed address.

Toyota South Africa Motors

Bellville Park
South Africa

Tel: +27 11 809 9111

Official Website

Further information about the training programme is accessible through Toyota South Africa’s official website at

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