Leyland Trucks Ltd

Design Engineering Apprentice (Electrical & Mechanical) - Degree (Level 6)

Leyland Trucks Ltd (Employer)

Preston College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £14,907.72
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 8am - 4:20pm
60 months (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
Manufacturing engineer (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
5 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Leyland Trucks is the UK’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturing business and produces over 18,000 trucks per year from its state-of-the-art facility in Lancashire. As a Design Apprentice you will gain a significant amount of knowledge through undertaking a structured rotation throughout various mechanical and electrical design functions.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Leyland has sole responsibility for the engineering design and development of the DAF LF product. You will gain CAD skills and an insight into design areas including chassis, powertrain, cabs and electrical system. With the option to specialise in electrical design you will gain more in-depth skills & knowledge in areas including electronics, CAN/networking, embedded software/diagnostics, electrical wiring/circuits, systems engineering, requirements definition/capture and management.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The apprenticeship will last 5 years and includes you achieving an applicable B/Eng Engineering Degree (Mechanical or Electrical)


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake the role of an design engineer upon completion of this scheme


Reality Check

With a keen, demonstrable interest in Engineering & specifically electrical/electronic technology gained via formal education and/or your own learning from outside interests. Eager to learn & able to adapt to a changing environment with the ability to use your initiative & take co-responsibility for your development to help shape your future career

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths, English & Science (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Engineering subject (Grade 96 UCAS points) Essential
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