Leyland Trucks won a prestigious national award at last night’s The Manufacturer MX Awards.

The Partnership with Education Award was presented to Leyland Trucks for its work supporting primary, secondary and further education programmes across Lancashire, along with its support of the continuous development of its workforce.

Leyland Trucks accepted the award at a ceremony at the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool, last night (16 Nov), where judges commended the company’s extensive school-outreach programme designed to promote STEM subjects (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) with children from primary school age through to University undergraduates.

During 2017, Leyland Trucks hosted 41 visits from secondary schools/sixth form colleges, with 1066 students visiting its site, in total. The company has seen a 45% increase in the number of primary aged pupils attending sessions on site, up to 383, with a number of school visits linked to the Technical Knowledge element of Design and Technology at Key Stage 1.

Judges also praised Leyland Trucks for strengthening its links with higher education. The company continues to run partnership programmes with Preston’s College and has been instrumental in developing an industry partnership with the college.

Ivan Shearer, HR Director at Leyland Trucks, said, “We are honoured to have been presented with this award. Supporting education is very important to Leyland Trucks, not only to provide continued development for our employees but to engage with those still in education and to help maintain the rich engineering heritage of our region.”

Educational partnerships at Leyland Trucks

  • Leyland Trucks has partnered with Preston’s College to develop an Assembly Operator apprenticeship and has recently taken on 20 young people onto this programme.
  • In partnership with South Ribble Borough Council and STEMFirst, Leyland Trucks invited local primary schools to participate in the Truck Trail competition where students were asked to design the truck of the future.  This truck was unveiled at this year’s Leyland Festival.
  • Through working closely with various primary and secondary schools, colleges and university, this year Leyland Trucks has hosted over 1,000 students; provided in excess of 1,400 hours of work experience; and supported careers fairs and educational events throughout Lancashire.

For more information on the awards and winners, visit: https://www.themanufacturermxawards.com

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