DAF Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship 10485 Barnes Of Shoreham

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. You will be 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 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    Monday-Friday (40 hours max)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

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.
  • MOT’s.
  • 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.

Qualifications required

  • Minimum of 3 GCSE’s or equivalent (A-C 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.

About the employer

Welcome to Barnes DAF and the market leading range of DAF Trucks. As one of the largest independent DAF dealers, we operate from 2 state-of-the-art truck centres in Guildford and Shoreham. We offer extended hours servicing at both locations and have an extensive range of genuine parts, coupled with the TRP branded "All Makes" parts. The award winning range of DAF Trucks are available from our Dealerships together with extensive After Sales options. Our dedicated Sales force will be pleased to advise on all your transport needs from a single truck to large and complex fleets. Our Service Centres can carry out MOTs, tachometer calibrations and speed limiters. We have an out-of-hours service for breakdowns and assistance through DAF Aid. So with Barnes DAF your trucks are cared for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Barnes Of Shoreham


44 Dolphin Road


BN43 6PB

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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:

  • VCQ Level 2/3 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 framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet


Yasmin Hartley 01923 216165

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017