Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship - Ford and Slater Newark FORD & SLATER LIMITED

An exciting opportunity to work for DAF as part of a highly skilled work force that is committed to quality. 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 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,979.20

    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

    TBC. Shift work, weekends may be required.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    33 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000250415

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

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 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, they will 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 in 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

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

The company was founded in 1928 and has a distinguished history as a franchised commercial vehicle dealer. Ford & Slater was acquired by Peter Strevens in 1991 and the Directors of Ford & Slater comprise Strevens family members and other senior managers. As a privately-owned company we take a long-term view. The Company owns the majority of its dealerships, profits have been re-invested since 1991 and security of employment is very important. Our Mission Statement is to exceed our customer’s expectations by offering high quality transport services in an ethical manner at competitive prices. We will achieve this by utilising the synergies within our dealership group, offering innovative solutions and a “one-stop shop” provided by highly motivated and skilled long-term employees, reinvesting profits to provide modern, safe premises. DAF Trucks is our only truck manufacturer relationship, consequently our interests are wholly aligned with DAF Trucks unlike other dealers with competing manufacturer relationships. DAF Trucks is a subsidiary of PACCAR Inc, the worldwide quality leader in the design and manufacture of premium light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Employer

FORD & SLATER LIMITED

Address

Long Hollow Way

Winthorpe

Newark

NG24 2NH

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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

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


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