DAF Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship ref 8588/MS

Windrush DAF

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: 04 May 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Working week

Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm (40 Hours)

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

3 Years

Possible start date

01 Jul 2017

Date posted

21 Jan 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

A DAF Apprentice will work as part of a highly skilled workforce that is committed to quality. 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 Trucks National Dealer 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 Apprentice will be learning about:

  • Housekeeping
  • health & safety
  • Engine units and components
  • How to inspect heavy vehicles to comply with legal requirements
  • Electrical units and components
  • Automotive vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
  • Routine vehicle maintenance
  • Chassis units & components
  • Vehicle engine faults
  • Transmission units and components
  • Heavy vehicle chassis faults
  • Identify and agree motor vehicle customer needs.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Full training will be provided, no skills required.

Personal qualities

  • A keen interest in heavy vehicles
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • The employer is looking for an apprentice that is very hard working an motivated to learn new skills

Qualifications required

Minimum of 3 GCSE’s or equivalent (A-C preferable).

Future prospects

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 from motorsport.

About the employer

The employer is an approved DAF dealership that is well established in the Witney area.


Windrush DAF


Burford Road

Minster Lovell


OX29 0RB

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Training provider

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 2/3 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 2/3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Technical Certificate – IMI Diploma Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
  • Key Skills in Communication, Application of Number and Information Technology.
  • Recognised Welding Certificate

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet


Monika Sadlo, 01923 216 165

Other information

Whilst attending City of Bristol College four times a year for two weeks at a time for block release training, travel and accommodation will be paid for.

The current National Minimum Wage for apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. Those aged over 19 in the first year of their apprenticeship.

The NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age.

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Closing date: 04 May 2017