DAF HGV Technician

DAF HGV technician apprenticeship – Young Jobseeker Info

DAF HGV technician apprenticeship… did you know?

Have you always been interested in trucks and large heavy goods vehicles? And perhaps wondered how these monsters of the road are constructed? An apprenticeship in this field will teach you this and much more. You’ll gain the skills to be able to maintain and repair these powerful and iconic vehicles.

Fun fact: One Direction used to go on tour in a DAF Truck.

Industry: Transport and Logistics

Entry Qualifications

You’ll need three GCSEs or their equivalents in English, maths and IT (minimum grade C/4 and above in each) to apply.

You’ll also need to be interested in mechanics – but you’ll find out more about useful skills and qualities to have below!

Many of our apprentices are aged 16-17.

What skills do you need to apply for the DAF HGV technician apprenticeship?

Useful skills to highlight in your CV, cover letter and interview include:

  • An ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills
  • Being a strong team player thanks to your teamwork skills
  • Being able to follow both written and verbal instructions
  • Curiosity and a logical approach to problem solving, even under pressure
  • A willingness and appetite to learn
  • Good communication skills
  • Interest in the commercial vehicle sector
  • Strong time-management skills

Fun fact: Did you know that the famous Christmas Coca-Cola truck is a DAF truck?

Can you picture yourself as a DAF Apprentice HGV Technician with Imperial Commercials?

What is it like to do the apprenticeship? What will you learn, while earning money to work at the same time? Put yourself in the picture.

You’ll be carrying out a nationally acknowledged apprenticeship (which takes three years to complete) located in Derby.

You’ll work with a wide range of vehicles while learning in-depth about the industry to a nationally recognised standard.

You’ll be trained to understand and work with the very latest in vehicle technology.

Some of the activities you’ll get trained in during your apprenticeship include:

  • Heavy vehicle repairs
  • Servicing the vehicles
  • Doing regular brake inspections and repairs.

Training is provided alongside the role. For more information, please visit the DAF Apprenticeship scheme page.

Discover Imperial Commercials

Find out more about Imperial Commercials right here on Youth Employment UK.
We put our heart and soul into our core values:

  • Our people are our most important asset
  • We are performance driven for excellent service
  • We act with integrity
  • Together we make a difference
  • We are entrepreneurial and financially responsible.


Imperial Commercials are the very largest independent commercial vehicle dealer group across the whole of the UK.

We have 39 dealer locations, including the largest DAF Trucks dealer group within the UK. Imperial Commercial’s manufacturing partners are; DAF Trucks, ISUZU Trucks, Man Trucks, Renault, Volkswagen, Ford, Fiat Professional, Isuzu pick-ups, Nissan and LDV Vans. We employ 1,700 employees in the UK of which roughly 500 are technician grades.

We are passionate about providing technical training for technical employees. Visit our Apprenticeship Programme to learn more.

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