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DAF Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship Ford & Slater

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: 15 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 8.30-5.00. May include some Saturdays on a rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    16 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001804507

  • Positions

    1 available

An exciting opportunity to work for DAF as part of a highly skilled work force that is committed to quality.

The course is fully supported with all of the training you require to become fully qualified. 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 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 technicians
  • Following health and safety procedures
  • Servicing
  • MOTs
  • 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 and motivated to learn new skills

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 GCSE or equivalent (A*-C 9/4 for English and maths 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.

Things to consider

When on a DAF Apprenticeship you will be required to attend the City of Bristol College 4 times a year for two weeks at a time. All accommodation and travel costs are paid for.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). 
For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

The company was founded in 1928 and has a distinguished history as a franchised commercial vehicle dealer.

Ford & Slater was acquired by Peter Strevens in 1991 and the Directors of Ford & Slater comprise Strevens family members and other senior managers. Certain key milestones in recent years include the following:  

  • Ford & Slater Norwich relocated to a new £2 million dealership in 2004
  • Ford & Slater Corby was opened in 2006
  • Ford & Slater Donington relocated to its new Spalding dealership in 2007
  • Ford & Slater opened its new Coventry dealership in 2011
  • We relocated our Newark dealership to the Currys Newark Vehicle Maintenance Unit in November 2011
  • Six ATFs across the group as at Oct 2012
  • Winner of the Motor Transport Apprenticeship of the Year Award in 2018
  • Winner of the PACCAR Financial International Dealer of the Year in 2018
  • Winner of Retail Sales of the Year in 2018

As a privately-owned company we take a long-term view. The Company owns the majority of its dealerships, profits have been re-invested since 1991 and security of employment is very important.

Our Mission Statement is to exceed our customer’s expectations by offering high quality transport services in an ethical manner at competitive prices.

We will achieve this by utilising the synergies within our dealership group, offering innovative solutions and a “one-stop shop” provided by highly motivated and skilled long-term employees, reinvesting profits to provide modern, safe premises.

DAF Trucks is our only truck manufacturer relationship, consequently our interests are wholly aligned with DAF Trucks unlike other dealers with competing manufacturer relationships.  DAF Trucks is a subsidiary of PACCAR Inc, the worldwide quality leader in the design and manufacture of premium light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Employer

Ford & Slater

Address

Commercial House

Algores Way

Wisbech

PE13 2TQ

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Training

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet

Contact

Kelly Bell 01923 216165 kelly.bell@skillnet.org.uk

An Apprentice’s training includes:

  • 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 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 3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Technical Certificate – IMI Diploma Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT
  • Recognised Welding Certificate

Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)


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