Leyland Trucks honoured for educational work

Leyland Trucks has won a prestigious national award for its work supporting educational programmes in Lancashire.

The company earned The Partnership with Education Award at The Manufacturer MX Awards, 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 and sixth form colleges, with 1,066 students visiting its site in total.

The company also runs 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: "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.”