The performance of Toyota’s UK training academy has been declared “outstanding” in a new report from the independent regulator and inspection body Ofsted.
The Nottingham centre undewent its latest assessment and earned the Grade 1 (outstanding) rating.
Opened in 2008, the £14 million facility provides block-release training for hundreds of students and young apprentices from across the country in maintenance and repair, customer service, body and paint and vehicle parts skills.
Graduates of the course achieve industry recognised qualifications and proceed to Toyota’s adult development programmes.
Ofsted's inspection report stated: "The overall effectiveness of Toyota’s apprenticeship programme is outstanding and provides excellent value for money. Learners enjoy their training and develop excellent industry skills, making a highly valued contribution to their workplaces.”
Francesco Mereu, Toyota’s director of HR, corporate planning & CSR, said: "The skills of the teams in our workshops are a vital element in achieving the highest standards in quality and satisfaction for our customers. It is therefore outstanding news that Ofsted has given the Academy such a prestigious validation of the industry leading quality of our training facilities.
"The results are due to the excellent Toyota training programme and the hard work of everyone at the academy to provide a superb learning environment. We are proud to be giving young technicians and service and parts advisors the best possible start to their career."