Programme overview

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

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Heavy Vehicle Advanced Apprenticeship Programme - up to 4 years

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 15 two-week periods of 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.

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Aftersales Advanced Apprenticeship Programme - 2 years

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.

·You will also receive 10 weeks in-depth residential training at the Volvo Truck & Bus Training Academy.

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Volvo Apprentice Academy

Based at Stephenson College in Coalville, Leicestershire, 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. You’ll also have access to various facilities including two campus restaurants, a fully-equipped fitness suite and an on-site hairdressers. 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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Current positions

  HGV        
  Dealer Region Location Number of vacancies
Closing date  
  Crossroads Truck and Bus Birstall 1 28/02/2020  
  Crossroads Truck and Bus Boroughbridge 1 28/02/2020  
  Crossroads Truck and Bus Hull 1 28/02/2020  
  Crossroads Truck and Bus Normanton 1 28/02/2020  
  Crossroads Truck and Bus Rotherham 1 28/02/2020  
  Crossroads Truck and Bus Stallingborough 1 28/02/2020  
  Crossroads Truck and Bus Scunthorpe 1 28/02/2020  
  Hartshorne's Truck and Bus Alfreton 1 28/02/2020  
  Hartshorne's Truck and Bus Atherstone 1 28/02/2020  
  Hartshorne's Truck and Bus Birmingham 1 28/02/2020  
  Hartshorne's Truck and Bus Burton-On-Trent 1 28/02/2020  
  Hartshorne's Truck and Bus Nottingham 1 28/02/2020  
  Hartshorne's Truck and Bus Potteries (Staffordshire) 3 28/02/2020  
  Hartshorne's Truck and Bus Shrewsbury 1 28/02/2020  
  Hartshorne's Truck and Bus Walsall 3 28/02/2020  
  MC Truck & Bus Burgess Hill 1 28/02/2020  
  MC Truck & Bus Maidstone 1 28/02/2020  
  MC Truck & Bus Thurrock 1 28/02/2020  
  MC Truck & Bus Witham 1 28/02/2020  
  Thomas Hardie Deeside 1 28/02/2020  
  Thomas Hardie Liverpool 1 28/02/2020  
  Thomas Hardie Middlewich 1 28/02/2020  
  Thomas Hardie Trafford Park 1 28/02/2020  
  Stuarts Truck and Bus Exeter 6 28/02/2020  
  Wales & West Avonmouth 1 28/02/2020  
  Wales & West Bridgewater 1 28/02/2020  
  Wales & West Newport 1 28/02/2020  
  Wales & West Swindon 1 28/02/2020  
  Parts        
  Dealer Region Location Number of vacancies
Closing date  

Please click here to apply. For any problems please contact volvoapprenticeships [at] stephensoncoll [dot] ac [dot] uk

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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.

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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

Where will I work?

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.

Where do I complete my training?

You will carry out your training through fifteen two-week periods on the HGV Programme and ten one-week periods on the Parts Programme at the bespoke Volvo Training Academy, based at Stephenson College in Coalville, Leicestershire. 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.

Where is the Volvo Training Academy located? 

The Volvo Training Academy is located at Stephenson College in Coalville, Leicestershire. It is a modern professional college with great facilities such as an on- site health and fitness suite and a beauty salon. The college has become a hub for Motor Vehicle and has links with a number of major HGV companies.  You can find out a little more about the college on the website provided; www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk

Will I be a paid employee at the dealership?

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.

Where do I complete my training?

You will carry out your training through fifteen two-week periods at the bespoke Volvo Training Academy, based at Stephenson College in Coalville, Leicestershire. 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.

What qualifications do I achieve?

You will study a Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and repair or Parts. The duration of these qualifications will be three years for HGV or 2 years for Parts. Your fourth year on the HGV Apprenticeship will be spent developing your skills at your dealer-point. At the end of your fourth year, you will become a fully qualified member of Volvo Trucks. Both the above qualifications are recognised and highly valued throughout the motor industry.

Does my training stop once I reach IMI Level 3?

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…

Are there other benefits to me?

  • 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

How frequently will I be on Block, and how long is a block?

Attendance at Stephenson College will be on a block release basis. Apprentices’ will be required to attend Stephenson College 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. 

Where will I stay during block?

Apprentices will stay with local hosts provided by Stephenson College on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis only. Accommodation is local to the college and has been carefully vetted for suitability. All relevant DBS checks have also been done by the college. All hosts are very used to having apprentices stay. Apprentices will stay in accommodation with at least one other apprentice. 

How will I get to Stephenson College?

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 Stephenson College on a Monday morning.

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

Air
The nearest airport is East Midlands Airport. Flights are pre booked in advance prior to your block. A free bus will be available to pick apprentices from outside arrivals at EMA.

Train
The nearest train station to the college is Leicester. Train travel will be booked in advance through the company. A free bus is available every Monday morning to collect apprentices from the train station at 10:30am. It will also take apprentices back to the station on Friday afternoon at 12:00pm.

Travel between College and Accommodation

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.

Does my training stop once I complete my apprenticeship?

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…

How much will the training cost me?

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

What Benefits will I receive?   

Mentoring/Buddy Scheme – Volvo provides continuous support to their apprentices to ensure that they receive the best experience possible and develop to the best of their ability at every opportunity.

State of the art facilities - At our Volvo Training Academy we have our own bespoke workshops to ensure we can replicate the workshop environment experienced in the network. 

Expert Lecturers – Each of our Volvo Lecturers have all previously been a Volvo Technician, or experienced our industry, therefore they truly understand how apprentices need to develop and assist by delivering “Award-Winning” training.

Salary – Our apprenticeship(s) give apprentices the opportunity to earn whilst you are learning.

Be part of our brand – Our apprenticeships offer the opportunity to work for a premium brand that values their employees’ development, whilst being involved with one of the largest HGV Apprenticeship Programmes’ in the UK.

 

What are the requirements?

To enrol for the either of the listed Volvo Apprenticeships you must be aged 16 or over and have the right attitude to learn, by showcasing large determination and commitment to succeed.

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