Key Stage 4 pupils visit Leyland Trucks for careers day
2 February 2024
With such an iconic business like Leyland Trucks on our doorstep, we couldn't resist the opportunity and accept their invitation to take some of our Year 10 & Year 11 students on a visit to learn more about an automotive engineering business and the apprenticeships on offer for school leavers.
The visit was open to all Key Stage 4 students but it was our engineering students that leapt at the chance to take part. We were lucky enough to secure two slots to visit their manufacturing plant in Leyland over two separate days where pupils enjoyed a factory tour and received an overview of apprentice opportunities available at the company.
As part of the experience, pupils followed a DAF XF model through its various stages of assembly on the production line with commentary from one of the automotive engineers who explained the manufacturing technologies applied. Pupils even got to climb aboard the driver’s cab of an XG+ truck!
Technology teacher, Mrs Lockwood, said, “This visit was a great experience for our students studying the NCFE Level 1 and Level 2 Engineering qualification to see a working factory first hand. Some of our pupils aspire to taking on an apprenticeship at Leyland Trucks in the future and have family connections to the factory which made the visit even more special.”