DAF Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship (Castleford) PELICAN ENGINEERING COMPANY (SALES), LIMITED

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: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    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, hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000219483

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

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

The training you will be getting

Not only will apprentices be working and be trained at a DAF garage, but they will also attend City of Bristol College four times a year, for two-week periods, to work towards their Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

A skills coach will visit at least every 28 days as part of a close support network, to ensure that apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course.

An Apprentice’s training includes:

  • Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Functional Skills (English and maths) if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

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.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

No skills required, Full training will be provided

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Interview and start dates are subject to arrangement.

About the employer

We recruit a large number of new and experienced technicians every year. If you've got what it takes to work with the UK’s market leading trucks then simply submit your details below and we’ll get back to you to discuss current opportunities. DAF’s Technicians are part of a highly skilled workforce that is committed to quality. The DAF Trucks National Dealer Apprentice Programme gives Apprentices the chance to work on some of the most modern, sophisticated trucks on the road. And it’s not just a job, it’s the first step in a career that gives them the opportunity to advance, succeed and fulfil their ambitions in the motor industry.

Employer

PELICAN ENGINEERING COMPANY (SALES), LIMITED

Address

Pelican Engineering Altofts Lane

Wakefield Europort

Castleford

WF10 5UB

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Training

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Contact

Hannah Edwards

hannah.edwards@skillnet.org.uk

01923216165

Apprenticeship standard

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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