Automotive Engineering Apprenticeship & Fabrication Apprenticeship

Automotive Engineering Apprenticeship

Undertaking a structured rotation through various assembly departments, you will work towards a Level 4 HNC in Engineering as part of the Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Standard.

This 4 year scheme will provide you with practical hands-on experience gaining an insight into areas including frame assembly, piping and wiring, chassis and cab assembly, vehicle finish and prototype.

As the apprenticeship develops you will also expand your knowledge in areas such electrical fault finding, diagnostics and repair.

Fabrication Apprenticeship

Gaining essential skills within the Prototype department, and combining this practical experience with a Level 4 HNC in Engineering as part of the Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Standard. You will learn how to safely undertake a wide range of fabrication and welding activities, as well as using other production equipment and CAD software, to manufacture a wide array of production jigs and tools, plus small volume production parts. 


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 and PACCAR Parts

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

To apply, you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (A*-C), including Maths, English and a Science.

With a keen, demonstrable interest in 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 be held week commencing 29th March and 5th April 2021