DAF Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship Imperial Commercials 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: 30 Aug 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

    5 days a week

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    22 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001233017

  • 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:

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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • None required.

Personal qualities

  • A keen interest in heavy vehicles.

Qualifications required

  • Minimum of 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 to heavy vehicles and tanks in the military.

About the employer

IMPERIAL Commercials is the largest Independent Commercial Vehicle Dealer Group in the UK. IMPERIAL Commercials is also the largest DAF Trucks Dealer Group in the UK. We have 23 DAF Trucks Dealerships, DAF Trucks is our largest franchise partner. We have 28 sites in the UK with a Head Office in High Wycombe. We have 6 ATF sites with a 7th being built, able to carry out VOSA MOT's on Commercial Vehicles they are at ATF Derby, ATF Hull, ATF Peterborough, ATF Bristol, ATF Brimingham, ATF Frome and ATF Norwich is being built .We are owned by IMPERIAL Holdings SA with approximately 51,000 employees worldwide who are responsible for the growth and continued success of the group that began as a motor dealer in downtown Johannesburg in 1948. The Annual turnover is in the region of £6 Billion.

Employer

Imperial Commercials Ltd

Address

Auster Road

York

YO30 4XD

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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 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:

  • VRQ Level 2 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

Leanne Sanneh


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.

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017