Employed at an Imperial Commercials location you will work alongside qualified technicians, learning from their experience and developing the ability to work as part of a successful team.
You will also be part of the coveted DAF Trucks Dealer Apprenticeship Programme and attend the DAF Trucks Centre of Learning at City of Bristol College, in two week blocks throughout your Apprenticeship, gaining nationally recognised qualifications in the process. 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. And it’s not just a job. It’s the first step in a career that gives you the opportunity to advance, succeed and fulfil your ambitions in the motor industry.
To become an IMPERIAL Commercials Apprentice you must have gained a minimum of 3 GCSE’s at grade C or above, one of which must be Maths, and have a genuine interest in all things mechanical. The Knowledge Proper training needs to develop both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. The practical skills and hands-on experience you need will be gained in a fully equipped dealer workshop, whilst the training and knowledge needed to support them will come through attending the DAF Trucks Centre of Learning at City of Bristol College.
Alongside other DAF Trucks apprentices from around the country you will be specially trained on DAF vehicles in all aspects of truck servicing, repair and maintenance. With fulltime specialist instructors and dedicated workshop facilities this aspect of the Apprenticeship is regarded as the best in the industry. After 3 years, you will leave City of Bristol College with an Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair which will include:
- NVQ or VCQ Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair
- Technical Certificate
- Key Skills in communication, Application of Number and Information Technology
- Recognised Welding Certificate.
Attendance at City of Bristol College is usually in 2 week blocks and, whilst there, you will stay in approved accommodation with local families. All of your bus or train fares, accommodation and living expenses will be paid for by Imperial Commercials DAF dealer who will also provide books and other necessary equipment.
Following your graduation from College you will have the opportunity to further advance your DAF product knowledge by attending the Service Training Centre at DAF Trucks UK Headquarters.