DAF Parts Advisor Apprenticeship Imperial Commercials Ltd

Apprentices will be working alongside fully qualified parts advisors to be fully trained in sourcing and supplying parts for Heavy Vehicle.

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Closing date: 30 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

    5 days a week, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001303830

  • Positions

    1 available

As this role offers a varied workload the Apprentice will develop skills in a number of areas, including:

  • Safe storage or parts.
  • Handling.
  • Storing.
  • Receiving stock.
  • Payments.
  • Procedures.
  • Identifying.
  • Sourcing.
  • Ordering parts.
  • Monitoring.
  • Solving customer problems/enquiries.
  • Processing of customer orders.

The Parts Advisor Apprentice will be working with both customers and workshop staff, over the phone and face to face, using DAF computerised stock management systems and parts identification programme – ECAT. A Parts Advisor Apprentice will support the dealership, improve sales and provide excellent customer service.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Full training will be provided, no skills required.

Personal qualities

  • A keen interest in heavy vehicles.

Qualifications required

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

Future prospects

A full time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of authority. The opportunities are endless. By having a highly regarded set of skills, Apprentices can go on to develop their career within specific interests they may have, whether it be progressing through the dealership, working towards a job within motorsport.

About the employer

IMPERIAL Commercials is the largest Independent Commercial Vehicle Dealer Group in the UK with 38 dealer locations. 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. Our Head Office is in High Wycombe. We have 7 ATF sites, able to carry out VOSA MOT's on Commercial Vehicles they are at ATF Derby, ATF Hull, ATF Peterborough, ATF Doncaster, ATF Bristol, ATF Birimingham, ATF Frome and ATF Norwich. We are owned by IMPERIAL Holdings SA with approximately 52,000 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. Here in the UK we sell new trucks, used trucks and new and used vans.

Our other franchise partners are VW Commercial Vehicles, FORD Commercials, Mercedes Benz Truck & Van, FIAT Professional, MAN Trucks, RENAULT Trucks, NISSAN Commercial Vehicles, ISUZU Pick-ups, ISUZU Trucks and HINO Trucks. We sell all makes parts for trucks and vans including truck accessories. We also offer all makes truck and vans servicing. We sell new vans and used vans. We sell new and used trucks. IMPERIAL Commercials is committed to supporting truck and van operators to the highest standards, maximising vehicle availability or uptime. We offer a wide range of product and service solutions to meet the varying needs of individual vehicle users. Our intention is to provide vehicle and after sales packages on an efficient, value for money basis recognising individual applications and needs. Many of our 38 locations are open for service for 24 hours, others for extended hours - giving flexibility and optimising vehicle availability. Of just over 1500 employees approximately 400 are technician grades. We have a demonstrable commitment to continuous technical training - for both sales and technical colleagues - including a substantial apprentice programme (currently over 60 apprentices in training).

Employer

Imperial Commercials Ltd

Address

Brittania Trade Park

Radway Road

Swindon

SN3 4ND

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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:

Apprentices will be working and will be trained within the dealership and an advisor will visit at least every 4-6 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:

  • Industry recognised framework qualification.
  • Key Skills (IT, Communication and Application of Number).
  • NVQ Level 2 and/or Level 3.
  • Vocational related qualification (technical certificate).
  • DAF Level 1 technician modules.

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Parts

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet

Contact

Leanne Sanneh 01923216165


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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017