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16/07/2020 - 15:33

Dylan is a 3rd year apprentice working at Adams Morey in Portsmouth. He has completed all the work required and is now waiting to complete his apprenticeship and graduate.

Wanting a practical career

“When I left school I went to a local college to do an electrics Level 2 course which made me realise I wanted to do a hands-on role. I therefore went on the Gov.co.uk website to look for an apprenticeship that would suit me and applied for this apprenticeship because it offered the kind of work I knew I’d enjoy. “I have to say that, having applied for three or four apprenticeships with...

02/04/2020 - 10:44

New applicants

We are still accepting new applications for our Apprenticeship vacancies to start this summer. We have vacancies all over the UK in the following areas

Heavy Vehicle Technicians Parts Technicians Business Administration Customer Service

All you need to do is click “Apply now” on this website and fill in your details and our training provider Skillnet will contact you.

Existing Apprentices

During this COVID-19 outbreak your Skills Coach will still contact you to check how you are doing and to progress your Apprenticeship as normal, but...

16/03/2020 - 10:00

DAF Trucks are proud to introduce our inaugural DAF Apprentice Panel.

Panel members from across the dealer network have been selected and invited to attend regular panel meetings with DAF Trucks to provide feedback on all aspects of the apprenticeship, the college, Skillnet and the DAF dealership experience. The panel's first session was held at DAF Trucks UK head office in Haddenham this month.

Following a tour of our head office and the DAF Academy, the panel met former DAF apprentices, Chloe Bevins and Scott Cocks, who discussed their apprenticeship journeys and the...

16/03/2020 - 00:00

Martin Horne, Head if Department - Heavy Vehicle, at City of Bristol College was recently asked to contribute to a Business Leader feature, looking at whether the pathway from education to business is working well enough.

"City of Bristol College has worked with DAF Trucks UK's national apprenticeship programme for the past 20 years. Over this time, the business has grown into a large employer & provider, whose dealer network enrolled more than 120 new apprentices to the programme this year with a further 200 already enrolled in years two and three.

The apprenticeship...

05/02/2020 - 12:05

MOTUS Commercials have just announced the winners of their inaugural ‘Regional Apprentice of the Year’ competition, recognising the efforts and achievements of their apprentices across the UK.

‘With 100 current apprentices, MOTUS Commercials is passionate about developing the workforce of tomorrow. Apprentice positions are available across our truck and van franchises and involve not only hands-on vehicle maintenance technician roles, but also parts and sales positions too. We truly value our apprentices and support them in their efforts and ambitions, which is why we have...

05/02/2020 - 11:59

As most of you will recall, Elliot Dinnage from GB Gatwick, won first place in the Apprentice of the Year competition (1st Years) 2019. GB Gatwick was incredibly proud of Elliot and thought they would spoil him.

'At GB DAF Gatwick, we were overwhelmed and so proud of our Bliot, when he won the prestigious Apprentice of the Year Competition (1st Years') 2015, as we have never won anything before. This award really is a big deal for us all at GB DAF; in 2016 our Ryan Hayward came fourth, in 2018 our Ben Mortimer-Cook came second and now we have our first ever winner!

Elliot...

05/02/2020 - 11:53

During November 2019, Skillnet ran a month-long prize draw to encourage their Technical Apprentices to maximise their use of Skillnet’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Technical Apprentices were entered into the prize draw automatically, upon scoring 80% or over in six mandatory Health and Safety e-learning modules.

The lucky winner was Bailey Streets, from Adams Morey DAF in Newport, on the Isle of Wight. On the 17th of January Skillnet presented Bailey with a 43inch flat-screen TV

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Mark Johnson, Bailey’s manager said, “Bailey is a very ‘...

20/12/2019 - 17:01

Liam Rodgers, from MOTUS Commercials Cumbernauld, lifted the Scottish IRTEC Engineer of the Year Award at the annual Transport News Scottish Rewards presentation ceremony, held in Glasgow on Friday 8th November. The popular breakfast celebration, now in its 26th year, attracted 600 road haulage industry guests and filled the banqueting suite of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

They say a sign of getting old is that policemen start to loo k younger. Well the same could be said for IRTEC accredited IRTE engineers, because Transport News ' annual award was, on this occasion, presented to a...

20/12/2019 - 11:00

November saw our annual apprentice event, which included a graduation ceremony, alongside our Apprentice of the Year awards. This event has become one of the most coveted in DAF's calendar, with this year being particularly well attended at The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport Wales.

The event started early, with the top 10 apprentices from each year competing for the annual Apprentice of the Year title, held at the City of Bristol College. With the competition completed, the focus switched to The Celtic Manor Resort, where the 550-strong audience was treated to a fantastic...

24/11/2019 - 00:00

Worlld Skills UK Live is the nation's largest skills and careers event. Held at the NEC Birmingham, this year it attracted more than 80,000 young people, gearing up for a vocational pathway to work.

The DAF stand, designed to represent a DAF dealership, was incredibly popular and showcased our star of the show, our beautiful Showtrekker tractor, which never fails to draw a crowd. On hand to promote the various apprenticeships on offer, our team of Ford & Slater and MOTUS commercials apprentices were challenging students to test their skills on a variety of work tasks and watch...

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