Here at Volvo, we pride ourselves on product innovation and excellence. We provide a commitment to our customers that they will always receive second to none service levels – to do this we must ensure that our people are trained to the highest possible standards.

A successful business demands a skilled workforce to improve its bottom line. A skilled workforce demands training and knowledge. That is why we created the Volvo Apprenticeship Programme.

We provide all our apprentices with the skills needed to become fully qualified and competent individuals with a secure vocation at Volvo. A Volvo trained apprentice will become a top class asset to our business for years to come, we like to invest well into our future.

"My dedication and hard work meant I successfully qualified as a Technician and have been appointed my own Apprentice Technician to mentor. Having been through the complex process myself makes it easier to offer invaluable support and direction" - Sam Fazackerley, Thomas Hardie Commercials dealer.

About the programme 

Heavy Vehicle Advanced Apprenticeship Programme

In this programme, all aspects of heavy vehicle technology are embedded in this dedicated programme focusing on electronics, diagnostics and computer management systems:

  • You will spend most of your time working in the dealership gaining hands-on experience and on the job training under the supervision of a trained mentor.
  • During your residential training at the Volvo Truck & Bus Training Academy, you will cover topics such as engines, transmissions and learn about the latest electronic diagnostic techniques covering all vehicle systems.

Aftersales Advanced Apprenticeship Programme

Focusing on stock management, product and motor vehicle knowledge, effective customer service techniques with the ability to identify customer needs and exceed expectations.

You will spend most of your time working in the dealership and learning on the job - under the supervision of a trained mentor.


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Volvo Apprentice Academy

Based in Derby, the workshops are fully-equipped with latest Volvo vehicles and most up-to-date equipment and tools to give you a cutting-edge training programme. Lecturers always have the latest knowledge on our products to enhance your training experience.

“From working with the latest technology, to our highly skilled staff, we are committed to giving you the best step forward into the future” - Commercial Academy Manager, Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland.

What are the Benefits?

  • Full Time Employment at an Authorised Volvo Truck & Bus Dealer
  • Competitive Salary
  • Holiday Pay
  • Residential Training with Expert Support and Guidance
  • Internationally Recognised Accreditation
  • Fully paid for Training Course, Including all Qualification Fees and Accommodation
  • Transferable skills to prepare you for working in the Automotive Industry

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Volvo Apprenticeship Programme - How far will you go?

Qualifications and Accreditation

At Volvo, we have built a culture based on quality, safety, care for the environment and total respect for the individual. If you want to progress, then we’ll do everything we can to help you achieve your goals. With a network of over 80 Volvo Workshops throughout the UK, and many more worldwide, completing an apprenticeship could be the beginning of your path to new roles, teams, skills and opportunities across the business.

On successfully completing the Volvo Apprentice Programme, you will have gained national qualifications recognised throughout the automotive industry:


  • Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship: Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (ST0068\AP02)
  • Aftersales Apprenticeship: Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 & Customer Service Specialist Level 3 with IMI Accreditation Parts


In addition, Volvo holds an event where you and your family will be invited to a special graduation day to receive your certificates and possibly a special merit award at the end of your apprenticeship.


"Securing this award is further evidence of how far I've come since my initial appointment ad in a relatively short amount of time too, something which I'm personally incredibly proud of" - Sam Fazackerley, Thomas Hardie Commercials dealer.

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Frequently asked questions

In order to gain a place on the Apprenticeship programme, you must be sponsored by a Volvo dealership local to your home. Here, you will be a full time employee of the dealer from day one and become part of the technical/parts team while you train.

You will carry out your off the job training on the HGV Programme and Parts Programme at the bespoke Volvo Training Academy, based at Derby. The centre is equipped with the latest Volvo vehicles and you will have use of the most up to date equipment and tools. You will also be trained by Volvo time served master technicians, with the latest Volvo knowledge.

The Volvo Training Academy is located in Derby. You can find out a little more about the college on the website provided;

Yes. All apprentices who are successful in gaining a position at a Volvo dealership will be contracted and paid as a full time employee with that dealer.

You will study a Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and repair or Parts. Your HGV Apprenticeship will be spent developing your skills at your dealer-point. You will become a fully qualified member of Volvo Trucks. Both the above qualifications are recognised and highly valued throughout the motor industry.

No, it doesn't. At Volvo you will be encouraged to increase your knowledge with future technical training courses, exciting team building weekends and even the option for the right apprentice to study for Higher education. The opportunities within a global organisation like Volvo are endless. For the right, focused individuals we can offer a clear career path to Frontline Technician/Parts Supervisor that may even lead to product or training specialist at Volvo.

  • Full time employment at an authorised dealer
  • Block release tuition
  • An international recognised accreditation
  • Fully paid for training course, all qualification fees and accommodation.
  • Team building and special events

Attendance at Volvo Automotive Academy will be on a block release basis. Apprentices’ will be required to attend the academy on a two-week block for HGV or one-week block for Parts every six weeks. Accommodation and travel cost(s) will be covered by the company. Apprentices stay at the college Monday-Thursday night and return home for the weekends. 

Your travel arrangements will be arranged in advance by your dealer-point, and depending on where your dealer-point is based, you may be travelling by car, bus, train or air.

Individuals are then expected to make their own way to Academy on a Monday morning.

If apprentices choose to drive to the Remit Academy you should ensure that their insurance covers for Business use. Parking is available at the academy free of charge.

The nearest airport is East Midlands Airport. Flights are pre booked in advance prior to your block. 


The nearest train station to the academy is Derby. Train travel will be booked in advance through the company. A free taxi is available every Monday morning to collect apprentices from the train station. It will also take apprentices back to the station on Friday afternoon.

Apprentices may choose to drive to their local accommodation each day. Alternatively there is a free college bus that will pick apprentices up in the morning and drop them off in the afternoon.

The training is completely free of charge and paid for by Volvo. The only cost to you is your dedication and commitment to succeed.

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