DAF Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship - Ipswich

CHASSIS-CAB LIMITED

Ipswich, IP6 0RL

Closes on Friday 30 August

Posted on 28 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 and some Saturdays (40 hours max) shifts TBC.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September

Duration

3 Years

Positions available

1

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, they will attend City of Bristol College four times a year, for two-week periods, to work towards their VRQ Level 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 3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (depending on experience)
  • Technical Certificate - IMI Diploma Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT (if required)

This standard has been designed to meet the professional standards of the relevant professional bodies of the Engineering Council for initial registration as an Engineering Technician (Eng. Tech).

Where you’ll work

Addison Way

Great Blakenham

Ipswich

IP6 0RL

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:

    • Maths & English (grade 4-9/C-A*)

    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

    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills

    About this company

    From 7.5 to 44 tonnes, DAF is the market leader across all sectors in the UK - setting the industry standard for performance and productivity. DAF's commitment to operators is backed by our network - 139 dealers covering the country, providing a consistently high standard of advice, service and expertise to keep your DAF trucks up and earning.

    https://www.chassis-cab.com/ (opens in new tab)

    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.

    On completion of the standard the Engineering Technician will be eligible to apply for registration as an Engineering Technician with a relevant professional body. On completion and achievement of the standard, candidates will have the opportunity to progress to Master Technician, management or to develop in their current role.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    SKILLNET LIMITED

    Jamie Rogan

    jamie.rogan@skillnet.org.uk

    01923216165

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261205.

    Apply now

    Closes on Friday 30 August

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