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DAF Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship Heathrow Truck Centre Limited

Working alongside qualified technicians who will be dealing with all aspects of the maintenance and repair of heavy vehicles. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40

    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– 5pm (40 hours) may require shifts and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001827661

  • 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 Apprentice will be learning about:

  • Housekeeping – health & safety
  • Engine units and components
  • How to inspect heavy vehicles to comply with legal requirements
  • 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

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

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 GCSE’s or equivalent (9-4/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

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


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

Heathrow Truck Centre Limited

Address

Heathrow Truck Centre

Lakeside Industrial Estate, Colnbrook By Pass

Slough

SL3 0ED

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Training

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet

Contact

Tommy McMullen 07872601709 tommy.mcmullen@skillnet.org.uk

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician Level 3 apprenticeship standard

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
  • Key Skills in Communication, Application of Number and Information Technology
  • Recognised Welding Certificate

Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)


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