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The largest independent commercial vehicle dealer group in the UK

About IMPERIAL Commercials

IMPERIAL Commercials is the largest Independent Commercial Vehicle Dealer Group in the UK with 39 dealer locations. IMPERIAL Commercials is also the largest DAF Trucks Dealer Group in the UK. We have 24 DAF Trucks Dealerships, DAF Trucks is our largest franchise partner. Our Head Office is in High Wycombe. We have 13 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, ATFAyr, ATF Frome and ATF Norwich. We are owned by IMPERIAL Holdings SA with approximately 56,000 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, used trucks and new and used vans. Our other franchise partners are VW Commercial Vehicles, FORD Commercials, Mercedes Benz Truck & Van, FIAT Professional, MAN Trucks, RENAULT Trucks, NISSAN Commercial Vehicles, ISUZU Pick-ups, Iveco Truck, 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 39 locations are open for service for 24 hours, others for extended hours - giving flexibility and optimizing vehicle availability. Of just over 1500 employees approximately 500 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 39 locations nationwide, and are committed to supporting truck and van operators to the highest standards, maximising vehicle availablilty and uptime.

We operate 24 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 1500 employees, of which 500 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 60 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 years.

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

"To Whom It May Concern Our company began its relationship with Imperial Trucks of Hull in August 2015, and it has completely transformed the efficiency of our business as a whole. The level of professionalism & communication is excellent, I cannot praise their business high enough. As a matter of routine we are notified by them of the need for our vehicles and trailers to be serviced and inspected which enables us to make sure this happens when it needs to. That obviously helps keeps us compliant and also enables us to manage our fleet more effectively when it comes to planning routes and our driver team. Importantly for us, they operate an overnight service in their maintenance programme which we find again helps us keep moving and achieving our targets with very little fleet downtime. The overnight maintenance and service programme has also helped reduce our costs as we no longer need to hire trailers in whilst one of our own is off the road. Like all transport businesses we have a mix of ages in our trailer and tractor unit fleet, and their invoicing system allows us to monitor our costs more efficiently that we have done before. The move to Imperial was foreseen as a good move for us and it really has exceeded expectations. Their efficiency and their pricing structure “has taken a weight off” in several respects and I highly recommend them to any business with fleet vehicles no matter how large or small; no matter the brand. David Martin – General Manager 12 July 2016."

Testimonial - Vellco Tyre Control David Martin - General Manager

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