Located in the South Ribble borough of Lancashire around six miles south of Preston with a population just over 42000, Leyland best known as the home of UK bus and truck manufacturer Leyland Motors. From the 1950s through to the 1970s, Leyland Motors expanded to become the British Leyland (BL), one of the world's largest motor manufacturers and therefore a major UK employer.
Although British Leyland was gradually broken up in the 1980s, a series of mergers and take-overs allowed the truck manufacturing side of the firm to thrive and even expand when US company PACCAR took over and moved production to Leyland from its old base in Sandbach, Cheshire. Leyland is also home to one of the UK's leading maintenance and utility companies, Enterprise PLC, which is also an important employer in the region and offers front line services to the public sector. The firm's multi-faceted operations include waste management and recycling, social housing, facilities management, roads and highways management, water, power, gas and energy management and it generates a revenue exceeding £1 billion per year.
Other important sectors for employment in Leyland include the construction and real estate industry, IT and computers, retail, entertainment and education. Schools in Leyland include St. Mary's Catholic Technology College, a top performer in the area when comes to GCSEs and Balshaw's Church of England High School is another high-performing centre for education. The Wellfield Business and Enterprise College is also based in Leyland, providing valuable skills training to service the local industries.
As in most parts of the UK, there has been a significant increase in the number of temporary and part-time jobs on offer in Leyland and nearby Preston. Agencies like Daniel Adams guide jobseekers through the different options available, matching the right sills with employers needs and also making sure the employment packages suit individual requirements. Strong relationships with the larger firms mean agencies can provide regular source of staff for the employer, looking after the bulk of their staffing needs. Daniel Adams agency welcomes a whole range of applicants and pride themselves on guiding job seekers through the process, including writing CV's, and developing strong interview technique, which is especially useful for those new to a particular field,