Assembly Operator Training Scheme

Assembly Operative Apprenticeship

During this 3 year apprenticeship, you will gain first-hand knowledge how our trucks are assembled through the use of just-in-time manufacturing methods, correct tool usage and electronic work instructions. You will gain hands-on experience and an insight into areas including frame assembly, piping and wiring, chassis and cab assembly, and vehicle finish

Working within a team to assemble our vehicles, you will work towards achieving Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering qualification as part of the Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Standard.

You will attend Preston’s College on a block release basis to complete the above qualfiications.


A competitive starting salary of £15,366 rising during each year of the scheme; 33 days of holiday (which includes statutory holidays); a pension scheme 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., which is 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.  PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced powertrains, 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 to provide market leading product to DAF customers in the UK and around the world.

What We Are Looking For

With a keen, demonstrable interest in Automotive, Manufacturing or Engineering, 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.

Application Process

Apprentice application forms can be downloaded via the website and emailed to:  

The closing date for applications is Friday 5th March 2021                                             
Interviews will take place w/c 29th March and w/c 5th April

Apprentice application form