DAF Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship Channel Commercials Plc

As a DAF Heavy Vehicle Apprentice, 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 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm (40 Hours)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 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 senior 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.


Qualifications required

  • Minimum of 3 GCSEs or equivalent (A-C in 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 from motorsport to heavy vehicles and tanks in the military.

Things to consider

Whilst attending City of Bristol College four times a year for two weeks at a time for block release training, travel and accommodation will be paid for.

About the employer

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, minimizing the impact to you business.


Channel Commercials Plc


Cobbswood Industrial Estate

Brunswick Road


TN23 1EH

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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 Aug 2017