Apprenticeship Industry Event Partner

With ten sites throughout Central and East England, Ford & Slater is one of the largest DAF Trucks’ dealership groups in the UK. Since its doors first opened in 1928, Ford & Slater has been a family run business, and these family values remain at the heart of our business and the way we work with our customers, our partners and our employees.

With over 500 members of staff, 23% of our employees have been with us for 15 years more – many beginning their journey with us either as a workshop or parts apprentice.

Working with Skillnet and DAF Trucks, we are continuously looking to invest in the next generation of commercial vehicle professionals. Since joining the DAF Apprenticeship Scheme in 1996, Ford & Slater has successfully trained over 200 apprentice technicians, with the numbers rising every year.

Driven – Dedicated – Committed