DAF Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship 8586 FG Barnes & Sons Ltd

Working alongside qualified technicians who will be dealing with all aspects of the maintenance and repair of heavy vehicles.

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Closing date: 20 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm (40 Hours)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    12 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001228123

  • Positions

    1 available

A DAF Apprentice will work as part of a highly skilled workforce that is committed to quality. With the rapid increase in the complexity of today’s trucks – and the technology needed to keep them up and running – first class training for those involved in the vital servicing and maintenance of these vehicles has become more important than ever.
 
The DAF Trucks National Dealer Apprentice Programme gives you the chance to join the select group of specialist technicians working on some of the most modern, sophisticated trucks on the road.

The day to day tasks include:

  • Observing and assisting senior technicians.
  • Following health and safety procedures.
  • Servicing.
  • MOT's.
  • All aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Full training will be provided, no skills required.

Personal qualities

  • A keen interest in heavy vehicles, excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • The employer is looking for an apprentice that is very hard working an motivated to learn new skills.

Qualifications required

  • 3 GCSEs or equivalent (A-C preferable).

Future prospects

DAF believes in providing an extensive, high quality Apprenticeship which gives their Apprentices the opportunity to advance, succeed and fulfil all ambitions for a career in the motor industry and with such a wide range of skills instilled, an Apprentice can move into any other area of the motor industry from motorsport.

About the employer

Quality in every detail: that’s what makes the difference between a DAF and every other truck. From the steel front bumper to the virtually unbreakable Lexan headlamp covers, and the stylish cab interior to the durable driveline, a DAF truck is built to perform. And it’s built by people who have a passion for trucks.

Employer

FG Barnes & Sons Ltd

Address

Moorfield Road

Slyfield Industrial Estate

Guildford

GU1 1RT

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Training provider

Not only will Apprentices be working and be trained at a DAF garage they will attend City of Bristol College four times a year for two week periods to work towards their VRQ Level 2/3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. An advisor will visit at least every six weeks as part of a close support network to ensure that Apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course. An Apprentice’s training includes:

  • VCQ Level 2/3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Technical Certificate – IMI Diploma Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
  • Key Skills in Communication, Application of Number and Information Technology.
  • Recognised Welding Certificate

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet

Contact

Yasmin Hartley 01923 216165


Other information

Whilst attending City of Bristol College four times a year for two weeks at a time for block release training, travel and accommodation will be paid for.

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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Closing date: 20 Sep 2017