Lancashire based Leyland Trucks, manufacturer of the DAF trucks, is set to take on 24 Apprentices as part of its’ 2023 intake.
This year’s intake will see Leyland Trucks take on 12 assembly operator apprentices, six automotive engineer apprentices and two facilities and maintenance apprentices – which the firm says continues a long tradition of training its own talent and creating opportunities for young people within Lancashire.
The company is also on the lookout for two design engineer apprentices, who will work on new innovations for both diesel and electric trucks. Following the success of Leyland Trucks’ first ever supply chain apprentice in 2022, the company is also recruiting two new apprentices for this scheme in 2023.
The latest cohort represents the largest and most diverse taken on by the manufacturer in recent years.
Maria Rogers, HR and training advisor for Leyland Trucks, said: “The company is expanding the scheme across many departments and the goal with our apprenticeships is to develop a new generation of talent to enable us to continue leading the industry across product development, vehicle technology, manufacturing quality and supply chain management.
“Recruiting apprentices each year and creating opportunities for career development within the company and the wider PACCAR group means that we have the skills to achieve our commercial ambitions, along with robust succession planning.”
The 2023 intake of apprentices at Leyland Trucks will join a varied and successful cohort from 2022, who will be peer mentors for the new recruits.
Leyland Trucks operates from one of Europe’s most advanced truck assembly facilities, the Leyland Assembly Plant. The company, employing 1000 people, manufactures the full range of DAF product, of which approximately 40% is exported to all European Union markets and the wider world. The Company’s future development is focused on the use of leading edge applications of information technology in all aspects of truck design, manufacture, procurement and logistics.
The company is a major employer in the North West of England and actively seeks to offer support in various forms to community groups, charitable good causes, the local education sector and other businesses.