Volvo Car UK To Recruit 300 New Technicians As A Result Of Continued Brand Growth
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
By: Volvo

Volvo Car UK To Recruit 300 New Technicians As A Result Of Continued Brand Growth  ◾Volvo Car UK will actively seek 300 new technicians to increase numbers by almost 50%

◾UK dealerships will average eight technicians per site by 2020

◾Recruits will get the chance to work on exciting, industry-leading technologies

Volvo Car UK is launching a nationwide recruitment drive for 300 new technicians to join its 119-strong dealer network by 2020, in line with the brand's increasing sales and its growing product range.

The award-winning S90 and V90 models most recently joined Volvo's impressive line-up, and with more new products set to arrive in the coming years, Volvo aims to increase its technical talent by almost 50%, adding to the 600 existing dealership technicians to support the brand and meet the demands of the network as its sales continue to grow year-on-year.

Volvo Car UK To Recruit 300 New Technicians As A Result Of Continued Brand Growth  

Volvo is establishing itself as an industry leader in new technologies such as autonomous drive and connectivity, where their application is designed to make drivers' lives easier and safer. With cars that include technology such as Pilot Assist, Volvo's innovative semi-autonomous drive feature, advanced technical knowledge is vital to keep customers' cars in the best possible condition.

The increased stream into Volvo's dealership aftersales teams will see, on average, eight technicians per site by 2020, with fast-track development opportunities available through innovative web-based training and one-to-one assessments. Volvo retailers offer this through a structured career path, leading to ongoing certifications and qualifications, which can start from Service Apprentice through to Volvo's highest technical accolade, Master Technician.

The recruitment drive further reinforces the need for talented technicians to join the brand as it marks the next steps in Volvo's Volvo Retail Experience (VRE) and Volvo Personal Service (VPS) programmes, both announced in 2015.

VRE, designed to create a space for customers in which high levels of visual transparency are key, creates an open and inclusive working environment where, as part of VPS, technicians can work alongside other technicians in multi-skilled teams, engaging with customers and managing their own relationships with Volvo owners.

As Volvo continues to change its retail landscape to keep pace with the evolving market, there is now also a need for a product specialist to work in all of Volvo's soon-to-be network of state-of-the-art UK dealerships. These specialists will further enrich the customer buying and ownership experience through their knowledge and insights, making customers' lives less complicated through a human-centric approach.

Jon Wakefield, Managing Director, Volvo Car UK, commented: 'Any technician joining Volvo will get the chance to work on exciting industry-leading technology, including autonomous drive, in-car connectivity and hybrid powertrains. For those looking to join our 600-strong team of technicians, our continued investment into our staff will allow them to progress their knowledge of new car technology, engineering and design – and grow alongside the Volvo brand.'

The recruitment news comes after the announcement of Volvo Car UK's £6 million investment into a new state-of-the-art training centre in Daventry, to enhance further its successful apprenticeship and development schemes.

For more information about careers with Volvo Car UK, please visit http://www.volvocars.com/uk/about/our-company/volvo-careers.

Photo credit: Volvo
posted on conceptcarz.com

   Recent Articles
Nissan Conducts On-Road Autonomous Vehicle Testing In Europe

◾On-road real-life demonstrations in London
◾Part of Nissan's multi-continent development program
◾Autonomous Drive a key pillar in Nissan Intelligent Mobility strategy

LONDON – As part of its commitment to creating a zero-emission, zero-fatality future for mobility, Nissan today showed to the media its real-world testing of next generation autonomous drive prototype vehicles taking place in the east of London.

This is the first time that Nissan has demonstrated its latest autonom....
Volvo Cars' New XC60 SUV Will Automatically Steer You Out Of Trouble

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that the new XC60 SUV – which will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show – will feature three new advanced driver-assistance features aimed at keeping the driver out of trouble.

The new safety features are designed to provide the driver with automatic steering assistance or support – when required – to help avoid potential collisions. Volvo believes that these new features will make the new XC60 one of the safest cars on the road.

'We have be....
European Premiere: Rinspeed Presents The Clever Urban 'Oasis' Runabout At The Geneva Motor Show 2017

Garden plot on wheels for the urban jungle

You can count on Swiss automotive visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht when it comes to reimagining mobility. With the Rinspeed concept vehicle 'Oasis,' the ingenious self-driving electric vehicle for the city and surrounding areas, he refutes the deeply ingrained notion of the urban jungle that requires SUVs the size of battle tanks for the daily struggle for survival. His alternative concept: a maneuverable speedster with an integrated small gar....
Renault-Nissan Alliance And Transdev To Jointly Develop Driverless Vehicle Fleet System

Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev to jointly develop driverless vehicle fleet system for future public and on-demand transportation.

Companies sign research contract to develop mobility services system for self-driving vehicles.


The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev have agreed to jointly explore development of mobility services with fleets of electric driverless vehicles for public and on-demand transportation.

The companies will collaborate to develop a comprehensive, mod....
Luca De Meo: 'From Next Year Our Cars Will Be Equipped With Connectivity Of The Future'

◾The brand announces that between 2018 and 2019 its vehicles will offer services such as real-time traffic forecasts and en-route recommendations
◾A simulator shows the SEAT ID, the gateway to the brand's digital ecosystem and a new form of interaction between the car, the user and their environment
◾The President of SEAT confirms the launch of Metropolis:Lab Barcelona in Pier01 this April
◾SEAT is presenting the eMii electric prototype to promote a carsharing pilot project for employ....
Luca De Meo: 'From Next Year Our Cars Will Be Equipped With Connectivity Of The Future'

◾The brand announces that between 2018 and 2019 its vehicles will offer services such as real-time traffic forecasts and en-route recommendations
◾A simulator shows the SEAT ID, the gateway to the brand's digital ecosystem and a new form of interaction between the car, the user and their environment
◾The President of SEAT confirms the launch of Metropolis:Lab Barcelona in Pier01 this April
◾SEAT is presenting the eMii electric prototype to promote a carsharing pilot project for employ....
Nissan Conducts On-Road Autonomous Vehicle Testing In Europe

◾On-road real-life demonstrations in London
◾Part of Nissan's multi-continent development programme
◾Autonomous Drive a key pillar in Nissan Intelligent Mobility strategy

LONDON - As part of its commitment to creating a zero-emission, zero-fatality future for mobility, Nissan today showed to the media its real-world testing of next generation autonomous drive prototype vehicles taking place in the east of London.

This is the first time that Nissan has demonstrated its latest auto....
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio  2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio  2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio  2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio  2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio  
2018 Ford Expedition
2018 Ford Expedition  2018 Ford Expedition  2018 Ford Expedition  2018 Ford Expedition  2018 Ford Expedition  
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class  2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class  2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class  2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class  2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class  
2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas  2018 Volkswagen Atlas  2018 Volkswagen Atlas  2018 Volkswagen Atlas  2018 Volkswagen Atlas  
2017 Acura MDX
2017 Acura MDX  2017 Acura MDX  2017 Acura MDX  2017 Acura MDX  2017 Acura MDX  
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia  2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia  2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia  2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia  2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia  
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio  2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio  2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio  2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio  2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio  
2017 Audi Q7 Piloted Driving Concept
2017 Audi Q7 Piloted Driving Concept  2017 Audi Q7 Piloted Driving Concept  2017 Audi Q7 Piloted Driving Concept  
2017 Bentley Bentayga
2017 Bentley Bentayga  2017 Bentley Bentayga  2017 Bentley Bentayga  2017 Bentley Bentayga  2017 Bentley Bentayga  
2017 Chrysler Portal Concept
2017 Chrysler Portal Concept  2017 Chrysler Portal Concept  2017 Chrysler Portal Concept  2017 Chrysler Portal Concept  2017 Chrysler Portal Concept