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The largest independent commercial vehicle dealer group in the UK

About IMPERIAL Commercials

IMPERIAL Commercials is the largest Independant Commercial Vehicle Dealer Group in the UK. IMPERIAL Commercials is also the largest DAF Trucks Dealer Group in the UK. We have 23 DAF Trucks Dealerships, DAF Trucks is our largest franchise partner. We have 32 sites in the UK with a Head Office in High Wycombe. We have 7 ATF sites, able to carry out VOSA MOT's on Commercial Vehicles they are at ATF Derby, ATF Hull, ATF Peterborough, ATF Doncaster, ATF Bristol, ATF Birimingham, ATF Frome and ATF Norwich is being built. We are owned by IMPERIAL Holdings SA with approximately 51,000 employees worldwide who are responsible for the growth and continued success of the group that began as a motor dealer in downtown Johannesburg in 1948. The Annual turnover is in the region of £6 Billion. Here in the UK we sell new trucks and used trucks. Our other franchise partners are VW Commercial Vehicles, FORD Commercials, FIAT Professional, MAN Trucks, RENAULT Trucks, NISSAN Commercial Vehicles, ISUZU Trucks and HINO Trucks. We sell all makes parts for trucks and vans including truck accessories. We also offer all makes truck and vans servicing. We sell new vans and used vans. We sell new and used trucks. IMPERIAL Commercials is committed to supporting truck and van operators to the highest standards, maximizing vehicle availability or uptime. We offer a wide range of product and service solutions to meet the varying needs of individual vehicle users. Our intention is to provide vehicle and after sales packages on an efficient, value for money basis recognizing individual applications and needs. Many of our 28 locations are open for service for 24 hours, others for extended hours - giving flexibility and optimizing vehicle availability. Of just over 1000 employees approximately 400 are technician grades. We have a demonstrable commitment to continuous technical training - for both sales and technical colleagues - including a substantial apprentice programme (currently over 60 apprentices in training).

Our Parent Company http://www.imperial.co.za/

Imperial Commercials Apprenticeships


IMPERIAL Commercials is the UK’s leading specialist Commercial Vehicle Dealer Group, operating truck

and van franchises from 28 locations nationwide, and are committed to supporting truck and van

operators to the highest standards, maximising vehicle availablilty and uptime.

We operate 23 DAF franchise locations, many of which are open for service 24 hours a day, others

for extended hours 365 days a year- offering flexibility and support to our customer base.

With just over 1000 employees, of which 400 are Commercial Vehicle Technicians, we have a proven

commitment to continuous training and development - for both sales and technical

colleagues - including a substantial apprenticeship programme with currently over 50 apprentices

in training.

In conjunction with Skillsnet and DAF Trucks,IMPERIAL Commercials can offer you an

Apprenticeship in Commercials Vehicle Maintenance & Repair.

Employed at an IMPERIAL Commercials location you will work alongside qualified technicians,

learning from their experience and developing the ability to work as part of a successful team.

You will also be part of the coveted DAF Trucks Dealer Apprenticeship Programme and 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! The DAF Trucks National Dealer 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. And 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

GCSE’s at grade C or above, one of which must be Maths, and have a genuine interest in all things

mechanical. The DAF Trucks Centre of Learning has been based at City Of Bristol college for several


Over the last few years, the college has emerged as a leading education provider.

All these years of hard work, including a major expansion and significant investment

from DAF Trucks, have created a training college that is at the forefront of its field.

Chris Archer - Stoke on Trent - Apprentice
“IMPERIAL Commercials and the DAF programme
provided me an excellent environment in which
to study and work. This combined with the support
and encouragement from my colleagues helped
me to become DAF Trucks Apprentice Of The Year in
my 1st year of the programme.”

The future of the Transport Industry is a challeging 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.

For Further information email:

Also you will find a lot of helpful information here http://www.daf-apprenticeships.co.uk/



See some of our customer testimonials

"I attended Imperial Commercials Halesowen on the 24th March circa midday, on arrival I was greeted professionally by the service reception team and was passed to a workshop technician. I obviously visit many workshop locations and meet 100's of technicians and workshop staff every year wile carrying out my duties for Fraikin and in a majority of the cases I am often dissatisfied by the level of technical competence, accommodation to work through a technical issue and the general customer service delivery/communication. On my attendance to Imperial Halesowen, the technician who assisted me with a technical appraisal of Fraikin SCA operated vehicle BX09DWV (your own job number 55094) could not have represented Imperial Commercials in a better way, communication was excellent and the way he both conducted himself and with a professional manner, the technical ability was at a level higher that I have been accustom to and every technical request was facilitated without hesitation delivered correctly and in a timely manner, health & safety was maintained throughout and when he came under pressure from fellow workshop staff for use of the workshop area and brake test rollers he maintained his professional approach, kept focused and continued with a high level of customer service delivery to completion of the technical appraisal I needed to conduct. I did not get the technicians name but I trust you will be able to track him down and make him aware of the feedback and what training the technician has had in his career and or through Imperial Commercials has outputted into an excellent and productive manner that your company should be proud of."

Mike Wilshaw Fraikin

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