Parts Apprenticeship Scheme 2019

in Partnership with DAF Trucks and Skillnet


(Minimum GCSE Grade C / 4 (or equivalent) required in Maths, English and ICT)

Channel Commercials PLC is a leading commercial vehicle dealer providing sales, parts and servicing for DAF Trucks, LDV light commercial vehicles and vans in the South-East.

Our 3-year manufacturer’s apprenticeship scheme will enable you to train to become a fully qualified Parts Person. The programme consists of manufacturer online training, attendance at external manufacturer based courses and hands-on Parts training within the workplace, where you will learn to:

  • Take, process and execute orders from technicians and customers over the phone and face to face
  • Identify and supply parts including sourcing non-franchise parts
  • Process deliveries including checking against advice notes
  • Handle warehouse stock, including picking of parts and carrying out stock control/checks
  • Invoice and credit parts
  • Receive and process parts from advice notes
  • Carry out ad hoc deliveries etc.
  • Maintain a safe working environment

Weekly Wage: £208 based on a 40 hour week Monday - Friday

Why become an Apprentice at Channel Commercials PLC?

  • You will receive an industry-wide recognised qualification
  • It’s a great opportunity to learn industry-specific skills while developing a career for life in Parts
  • You will be paid a wage whilst training
  • Full employer and manufacturer support and training will be given
  • After successful completion of the apprenticeship program, there may be an opportunity for a permanent Parts Person position at our Ashford or Strood depot.

Successful candidates:

  • Must achieve a minimum GCSE Grade C / 4 (or equivalent) in English, Maths and ICT
  • Will be hard working and committed to succeed with the Apprenticeship
  • Have the ability to complete work to deadlines and follow instructions
  • Will be honest, trustworthy and willing to learn
  • Have a positive attitude and be motivated to progress and develop their skills
  • Are interested and passionate about becoming a Parts Person

If you would like to apply for the 2019 programme at our Strood depot, please email your grades (or predicted grades) along with your CV to

Please note this role requires manual handling.

The closing date for applications is 30th June 2019.

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Working Hours 40
Location Strood
Salary £208 per week
Benefits Sick pay, pension scheme and 30 days holiday (including bank holidays)
Closing Date 30/06/2019
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