The DAF National Dealer Apprenticeship Programme

THE COMPANY

DAF - The Company

DAF Trucks Limited is a subsidiary of DAF Trucks N.V. based in Holland. Firmly established as one of the most prestigious truck brands in Europe, DAF is owned by PACCAR, one of the most influential and financially strong companies in the industry, It is widely accepted that DAF Trucks designs and builds the most advanced and comprehensive range of trucks and this is supported by an aftersales back-up service that sets the standard within that industry.

THE CAREER

DAF - The Career

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.

THE CHALLENGE

DAF - The Challenge

The DAF Trucks National Dealer Apprentice Programme is a Government approved ‘traditional’ Scheme that combines hands-on workshop training with block release for college training and study. Not only will you be trained to the standards set by the Sector Skills Council for the Motor Industry, the Apprenticeship also leads to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - a nationally recognised qualification.

THE EXPERIENCE

DAF - The Career

Our Apprentices are employed with a DAF dealership where they work alongside qualified Technicians. Regular visits will be made by the Programme Assessor to ensure that training is effective, progress is satisfactory and that the Apprentice is actually enjoying the work. DAF Apprentices will be permanently employed by our dealers with recognised terms and conditions of employment.

THE KNOWLEDGE & QUALIFICATION

DAF - The knowledge

The practical skills and hands-on experience will be gained in a fully equipped dealer workshop, whilst the training and knowledge needed to support them will come through the DAF Trucks Centre of Learning at City of Bristol College. On course completion Apprentices will be recognised with an Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair which will include VCQ Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.