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Leyland Trucks to take on 28 new apprentices

Posted on - 12th February, 2024 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Education, Leyland, Preston News, Schools, South Ribble Locations, South Ribble News, Transport, UCLan
Apprentices at Leyland Trucks. Pic: Leyland Trucks
Apprentices at Leyland Trucks. Pic: Leyland Trucks

Leyland Trucks, one of the UK’s leading engineering and manufacturing companies, is searching for 28 new apprentices.

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They are offering a development programme, with access to “state-of-the-art” technology and qualifications up to degree level.

Positions are available across the business, from engineering and operations to project management roles. 

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Each apprenticeship will be delivered in partnership with Preston College, Blackpool and the Fylde College, UCLan, Training 2000 or Runshaw College.

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The company prioritise investment in people development and training, with apprentices being paid a wage alongside their learning.

They also have exciting opportunities available such as being able to work abroad in places including, Australia, Brazil and the US.

An apprentice working hard at Leyland Trucks. Pic: Leyland Trucks

Last year, Leyland Trucks won Apprentice Team of the Year due to their impact on the business and their dedication to personal development.

Daniel Hampson, 19, an automotive engineer apprentice said: “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.

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“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.”

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Former apprentices can be found at all levels throughout every department, with the apprenticeship also being a first step on a career path which could see individuals contribute to supporting the business’s development of electric vehicles.

Lots of opportunities available across the business. Pic: Leyland Trucks.

Maria Rogers, learning and development manager said: “We invest heavily in our apprentices, ensuring our new starters feel excited about their careers, know they are making a difference, and foster ambition for their own growth as well as Leyland Trucks’ whether that’s in creating a greener planet through electrification or learning to motivate and manage others. 

“We can’t wait to meet the right people and have them embark on a career path that leads to countless possibilities.”

Applications close on 1 March, with new apprentices starting their roles on 2 September 2024.

To find out more or to apply you can visit, www.leylandtrucksltd.co.uk/apprenticeships

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