Electrical design engineering

What We Are Looking For

To apply, you will need 96 UCAS points (new tariff system) and study an Engineering subject. You will also possess a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or higher (grade A*-C), including maths, English and a science.
With a keen, demonstrable interest in Engineering and electronics technology, you will be eager to learn and be able to adapt to a changing environment.  With the ability to use your own initiative, you will take co-responsibility for your development within the business and help shape your future career.

Electrical Design Engineering Apprenticeship

Leyland has sole responsibility for the engineering design and development of the DAF LF product within the PACCAR organisation. As an apprentice you will gain a significant amount of knowledge through undertaking a structured rotation through various mechanical and electrical design functions whilst studying towards a formal higher level qualification in your applicable engineering discipline.  Gaining CAD skills and an insight into design areas including chassis, powertrain, cabs and electrical systems, you will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake the role of an engineer upon completion of this scheme.  


A competitive starting salary of £14,907.72 rising during each year of the scheme; 33 days of holiday (which includes statutory holidays); pension and medical support schemes.

About Leyland Trucks 

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. The company is a division of the American corporation PACCAR Inc, a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light, medium and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. It also provides financial services and information technology and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.Since Leyland Trucks was acquired by PACCAR in 1998, it has become the group's established centre for light and medium truck design, development and manufacture.  

Having the right people in the right place, with the right skills, at the right time is essential to our business success and our apprenticeship schemes help ensure we continue as market leader.

Application Process

Apprentice application forms can be downloaded here and emailed to: 

The closing date for applications is 28th February 2020.


Apprentice application form