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DAF Training Centres

DAF Apprentice College - Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeships

Excellent 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 you will come from attending 26 weeks of your 3-year Apprenticeship at our state of the art workshops within the DAF Apprentice College in Bristol.

DAF invest heavily to provide the latest technology, specialist tools and equipment as well as trucks to train on at the DAF Apprentice College.

There, you will have access to:

  • Trucks & engines

  • Engine testing and diagnostic equipment

  • DAF specialist tools

  • Classrooms

  • Computer Suite

  • Library & Study areas

  • Student Zone - where you can chill out or play table tennis with your classmates

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 full-time 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 Apprenticeship Completion Certificate, qualifications in English and Maths and a great start to an exciting career in the motor industry.

Attendance at the City of Bristol College is usually in 2-week blocks and, whilst there, you will stay in approved accommodation with local families.

Whilst attending college all of your bus, train or airfares, uniform, accommodation and meals will be paid for by your employing DAF dealer.

DAF Academy - Parts & Commercial Skills Apprenticeships

Once you have enrolled on your DAF Apprenticeship you will be provided with a personal training plan that invites you to attend various courses and highlights the relevant eLearning modules that have been designed to enhance the formal qualifications and deliver a DAF branded experience.

Throughout your Apprenticeship, you will attend various training courses at the DAF Academy at DAF Trucks UK Headquarters in Haddenham.

DAF academy’s ultra-modern workshop facilities and fully-equipped classrooms provide you with the perfect learning environment, while DAF’s qualified and experienced technical and commercial skills trainers and consultants ensure that you are given the knowledge and skill to provide the quality of service that DAF has become known for.

The DAF academy also provides you with access to world-class and effective training programmes, including face-to-face courses and online eLearning.

Alongside other DAF Trucks Apprentices from around the country, you will tour the Leyland Assembly Plant and Parts Distribution Centre and witness the full range of our award-winning trucks being built. You will tour both the Assembly Line & Body Line as well as witnessing an impressive 3D Demo and learn the operation of the business from order to delivery in various company presentations.