DAF Heavy Goods Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship - Ashford CHANNEL COMMERCIALS PLC

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.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,352.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000239042

  • Positions

    4 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

Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Standard:

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

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) Essential

About the employer

Channel Commercials PLC was incorporated in August 1987 taking over the Leyland DAF franchise in Kent. The company started at a small site in Ashford employing 35 people and has now grown to five sites throughout Kent employing over 250 highly skilled staff. Channel Commercials hold the DAF Truck and MAXUS Light Commercial Vehicle franchises, selling new and used trucks and vans, offering an all makes parts and service back up with ancillary services from the Paint and Bodyshop, Signs and Graphics as well as Specialist Engineering, Truck and Van Conversions and Rail Wagon Maintenance

Employer

CHANNEL COMMERCIALS PLC

Address

Brunswick Road

Cobbs Wood Industrial Estate

Ashford

TN23 1EH

Contact

Emma White

01233 658765

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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

Shannon Brownsell

shannon.brownsell@skillnet.org.uk

01923 216165

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


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2024