DAF Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship (Royston)

FOULGERS (CVS) LTD

ROYSTON, SG8 6DF

Closes in 10 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 10 June 2024


Summary

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.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician (level 3)
Hours
Monday - Friday, hours to be confirmed.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 1 August

Duration

3 Years

Positions available

2

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

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

Where you’ll work

MELDA FARM

BURY LANE

MELBOURN

ROYSTON

SG8 6DF

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

SKILLNET LIMITED

Your training course

Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Carry out the basic tasks with tools and equipment common to all procedures involving basic mechanical and electrical procedures related to HV
  • The ability to keep updated with emerging new technologies within the HV industry.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop and adhere to the company and legislative processes.
  • Access specific and related HV technical information appropriately.
  • The ability to service, inspect and maintain HVs and trailers to meet company, Driver and vehicle standards agency (DVSA) and manufacturers’ standards.
  • Use a range of diagnostic and electrical measuring equipment to identify faults and underlying causes on HV’s.
  • Successfully inspect and prepare vehicles and trailers to meet DVSA standards prescribed in the tester’s manual.
  • Carry out final quality checks before handover to the customer without supervision.
  • Apply advanced diagnostic principles and logical/problem solving techniques and regimes.
  • Maintain records to company and operators’ licence obligations and regulation.
  • To be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written mediums both internally and with customers on a range of topics that will support, HV inspection and diagnosing techniques.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English and Maths (grade 4/C or above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • No skills required
    • Full training will be provided

    Other requirements

    Interview and start dates are subject to arrangement.

    About this company

    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.

    After this 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

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    SKILLNET LIMITED

    Sommer Reynolds

    Sommer.reynolds@skillnet.org.uk

    01923216165

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000256497.

    Apply now

    Closes in 10 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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