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Design Engineering Apprenticeship LEYLAND TRUCKS LTD

Leyland has sole responsibility for the engineering design and development of the DAF LF product within the PACCAR organisation. You will gain a significant amount of knowledge through undertaking a structured rotation around various mechanical & electrical design functions whilst studying towards a engineering degree.

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Closing date: 03 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    33 days of holiday (which includes statutory holidays); a pension scheme and medical support schemes.

  • Working week

    08:00 - 16:15 Monday - Thursday 08:00 - 15:20 Friday

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will gain CAD skills and an insight into design areas including chassis, powertrain, cabs and electrical systems.

For those looking to specialise in electrical design you will gain more in-depth skills and knowledge whilst working in areas including electronics, CAN/networking, embedded software/diagnostics, electrical wiring/circuits, systems engineering, requirements definition/capture and management. You will also gain skills on advanced technologies such as those involved with architecture, concepts, safety systems, electrification and levels of driver assistance leading towards vehicle autonomy.

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

You will achieve a BEng (Hons) in Engineering as part of the Level 6 Manufacturing Engineer (Degree) Standard.

You will attend the University of Central Lancashire on a day release basis to achieve the degree element of the apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Product Design Engineer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English & Science (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Engineering Related Subject (Grade C/MMM) Essential

About the employer

Leyland Trucks is the UK’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturing business, producing over 16,500 trucks per year from its state-of-the-art facility in Lancashire. The assembly plant produces all models of the multi-award-winning range DAF trucks – the XG+, XG, XF, XD and LF. The DAF LF is also designed by a team of expert engineers at Leyland Trucks. The impressive range of vehicles ensures DAF has reigned as the UK market leader for the past 27 years. DAF and Leyland Trucks are at the forefront of technology – driving forward electrification, autonomous vehicles and cutting edge technology. There are a huge variety of careers available at Leyland Trucks from assembly operators and design engineers to careers within finance, logistics and purchasing. Leyland Trucks is owned by American company PACCAR, offering global opportunities in a world-class technology business. The Leyland PACCAR Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) distributes trucks parts to all DAF & TRP dealerships based in the UK and Ireland, as well as offering services to DAF dealerships within the European Union and globally. The PDC features state-of-the-art distribution processes, award-winning sales and marketing programs and industry-leading quality management.




Croston Road

Farington Moss


PR26 6LZ


Maria Rogers


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Manufacturing engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

Candidates are required to complete an application form. There will be an interview process to include practical test

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Mar 2023