Leyland Trucks has opened its recruitment process for 24 apprentices to begin in assembly operator, automotive engineer and facilities and maintenance roles.
The company is also on the lookout for two design engineer apprentices, who will work on new innovations for diesel and electric trucks.
It added that following the success of Leyland’s first ever supply chain apprentice last year, the company is also recruiting two new apprentices for this scheme in 2023 too.
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.”
One of last year’s intake, design engineer apprentice Alex Kaye-Harwood, said: “My five-year degree apprenticeship allows me to work across the whole product group, gaining real life experience.
“I chose an apprenticeship because I wanted to study while working – I’m hands-on, putting my learning into practice every day and my goal once I finish my apprenticeship is to become a chartered engineer.”
The apprenticeships are open to all ages, providing applicants meet the entry qualification requirements and include degree level apprenticeships, which are open to applicants with relevant level 3 qualifications, including A levels or BTECs.
Alongside qualifications, the company said it also wanted to see applicants with the drive and ambition to make a difference within Leyland Trucks and the automotive industry, with a positive attitude, enthusiasm for learning and a desire to build a long-term career.