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DAF Heavy Vehicle Apprentice Channel Commercials

Deliver using the very latest diagnostic equipment to ensure that your dealership has a future workforce that can react to the ever changing technological developments and good customer service. Contribute to the business and help existing staff use the latest service and repair techniques making for an efficient workshop.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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; shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Vacancy Description

The Apprenticeship in Heavy Vehicles is aimed at employees who work as technicians within a heavy vehicle environment and is delivered using the very latest diagnostic equipment to ensure that your dealership has a future workforce that can react to the ever changing technological developments and ensure delivery of high customer service expectations. Apprentices soon start to contribute to the business and bring back to your existing staff the latest service and repair techniques making for an efficient and profitable workshop.

Duties will include:

  • HV engineering principles - including vehicle applications, configurations, designs, diagnostics, technologies and vehicle testing standards and maintenance schedules
  • HV engineering practices - including inspecting, servicing, maintaining vehicles and trailers, quality checks and roadside assistance
  • Using engineering tools and equipment - including hand and power tools, engineering and technical manuals and diagnostic and electrical measuring equipment
  • Team working - including effective written and verbal communication skills, working as part of a team and taking ownership and responsibility when required
  • Health and safety standards and legislation within a bus and coach environment - including Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and operator licensing requirements

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communicational skills 

Personal qualities

  • Positive
  • Hard working 
  • Passionate 
  • Team bonding

Desired qualifications

  • 3 GCSE, or equivalents, grade C/4 and above including maths and English 

Future prospects

  • Going up the ladder into management roles 

About the employer

Channel Commercials is an established heavy commercial vehicle and LCV dealer in Kent, providing sales, parts and servicing for DAF Trucks and LDV light commercial vehicles and vans in the South-East.

Alongside new and used trucks and vans, Channel Commercials provides an impressive portfolio of additional products and services including a fully equipped Paint and Body shop where accident repair, shot blasting and signwriting is carried out, and a specialist engineering and fabrication department, where our expert technicians offer both light and heavy commercial vehicle modification, welding and rail wagon maintenance. Some of our other more specialist services include Waxoyl rust-proofing, tachograph services, Speedliner spray liner, and various other commercial vehicle safety and security products. 

As a leading commercial vehicle dealer in Kent, we have factory trained technicians at four locations (Ashford, Strood, Sevenoaks and Canterbury), who are able to offer 24 hours Servicing, 365 days of the year for commercial vehicles, that will get you back on the road in no time, minimising the impact to your business.


Channel Commercials


Unit 18

C T 3 Business Park

Cooting Road Aylesham



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet


Tommy McMullen 01923216165

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician Level 3

What you will learn including general maintenance and repair:

  • Supporting job roles in the automotive industry
  • Electrical units and components
  • Automotive vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
  • Routine vehicle maintenance
  • Chassis units & components
  • Vehicle engine faults
  • Transmission units and components
  • Heavy vehicle chassis faults
  • Identify and agree motor vehicle customer needs

Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)

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