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Who are Imperial Commercials? What makes us different?

Imperial Commercials are the largest independent commercial vehicle dealer in the UK! We’ve worked with some of the most famous people and brands of all time, and we do a lot for young people too. That’s why we’re proud sponsors of Transport and Logistics Careers here on Youth Employment UK.

Did you know?

The ‘Holidays are coming’ Coke Truck? That’s us.

The One Direction Tour Bus? That’s us, too!

We’re a big family. Bigger than big. And you can join us.

With 39 dealer locations, 14 ATF sites and 24 truck dealerships we are the largest DAF Trucks Dealer Group in the UK. Like we said, we’re a big family. We work with too many top-name manufacturers to list here. If you apply for an apprenticeship or come in for an interview we reckon you’ll have done your research on who we work with and been impressed with the results.

Apprenticeships and early careers on the move

Around 500 of our 1,700 UK employees are technician grades – and as a technician your early career can seriously go places. We are committed to continuous technical training for both our sales and technical teams, including a big Apprenticeship Programme which currently has over 50 apprentices in training.

Did you know? Every year we honour the DAF Apprentice of the Year to celebrate their achievements. When we say we put our all into training apprentices to help them achieve their potential, we mean it. Scroll on to find out more about our apprenticeships and how to apply!

"I've had a 4 year Apprenticeship with Imperial commercials and DAF Trucks and I know my career has only just started; the Company encourages individual growth whilst learning and fully supports my development."

Scott Jamieson
Graduate Apprentice 2012

"Imperial Commercials and the DAF Trucks Apprentice Programme provided me an excellent environment to study and work. Support from my colleagues helped me to become DAF Trucks Apprentice Of The Year."

Chris Archer

Our apprenticeships can get your career on the move.

If you're ready to advance in the motor industry and shift your career into top gear, we're here for you. Join our group of specialist technicians working on some of the most incredible trucks on the road!

The Imperial Commercials Apprenticeship Programme

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The UK moves more goods by road than any other country in Europe. Our transport industry employs over half a million people. Have you got what it takes to be a part of something that big?

When you join us as an apprentice you’ll carry out paid work in one of our locations alongside qualified technicians, learning from their experience and developing the skills to work as part of a successful team.

You’ll also be part of the coveted DAF Trucks Dealer Apprenticeship Programme. You’ll 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. All this and earning money at the same time!

Our 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. 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, or expect, a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above, one of which must be Maths. Your application will shine if you can demonstrate you have a genuine interest in all things mechanical.

Many of our apprentices join us when they’re aged 16-17.

How to Apply

The future of the transport industry is a challenging and exciting one. If you feel you have what it takes to be part of the best backup in the business then we at Imperial Commercials want to hear from you.

If you would like further information on our Apprentice Programme or want to register your interest please email: info99@imperialcommercials.co.uk

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