Leyland Trucks is recruiting 28 new apprentices across the business in roles ranging from engineering and operations to project management and administration roles, including degree level apprenticeships.
The apprenticeships will be delivered in partnership with Preston College, Blackpool & The Fylde College, UCLan, Training 2000 or Runshaw College, and applicants will earn while they are supported in their learning at Leyland Trucks and at college.
Maria Rogers, Learning and Development Manager at Leyland Trucks, said: “Our apprentices are the lifeblood of Leyland Trucks. You’ll find past and present apprentices right across the business, including senior positions – whether in management or driving state of the art technological developments, here and abroad.”
She added: “We’re recruiting people into roles that will ultimately drive our growth and ensure continuity of skills as colleagues who have chosen to dedicate their careers to Leyland Trucks hang up their hats and retire.”
Nineteen-year-old Daniel Hampson, an Automotive Engineer Apprentice at Leyland Trucks, adds: “Submitting my application to become an apprentice here is one of the best decisions I’ve made. I would tell anyone considering applying that they should just go for it. Everyone I work with – both at work and at college – is friendly and supportive. I’ve learnt a huge amount, and I’m proud of the things I can do now.
“I know I make a difference and I’m continually learning as I go. What’s more – instead of racking up student debt, I’m earning. By the time my friends finish university and start looking for jobs, I’ll have real world experience in a global business, no debt, and my qualification too. I cannot recommend it enough.”