Volvo Cars Apprentice Service Technician Snows Volvo Winchester

A fantastic apprenticeship opportunity within the Volvo Cars Dealer Network where you can learn and develop both new and your existing skills in an exciting and challenging role - best of all you'll earn while you learn!

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:30 -17:00 with 1 hour for lunch

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    40 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Candidates daily duties will involve: 

  • Marking out & measuring basic hand tools 
  • Bumper to bumper overview, service and inspection 
  • Body materials & construction 
  • Engine mechanical 
  • Cooling and lubrication, air & exhaust 
  • Ignition petrol fuel, CI fuels 
  • Braking systems, suspension, steering, wheels and tyres 
  • Charging and starter, electrical auxiliaries, lighting 
  • Clutches, manual/auto gearboxes, drivelines

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication & listening skills
  • Problem solver and have attention to detail
  • Good with your hands
  • Be very safety conscious
  • Be patient & well organised
  • Comfortable with the use of up to date information technology
  • The ability to work as part of a team, supporting a number of colleagues

Personal qualities

  • Desire to work in a results-focused environment
  • Take responsibility to keep your product knowledge up to date and relevant
  • Flexibility to work within retailer opening hours, including weekends

Qualifications required

  • You will need 3 GCSEs or equivalent at A-C, especially Maths, English, ICT or equivalent

Future prospects

Potential to secure a full time permanent position at the end of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

*The off the job training will be conducted at the Volvo training centre in Daventry, Northants which may involve you staying away from home for 2-4 nights every 2-3 months; travel and accommodation costs would be met by the employer. *

About the employer

With four dealerships located across Hampshire and Wiltshire, Snows Volvo is an integral part of the 26 dealerships that make up the family-run Snows Group. We are one of the largest franchises affiliated to the Swedish car maker in the south of England, and serve many thousands of customers from across the South during a given year. Throughout their history, it's been a key objective to ensure complete customer satisfaction. To meet their own high standards, Snows invests heavily in both their staff and facilities, ensuring that their stuff undergo regular training. Volvo Cars training provider description: The first Volvo rolled off the production line in Gothenburg way back in 1927 and since then, we've gone from strength to strength, creating world-changing innovations along the way. Volvo Cars a global brand with manufacturing in Sweden, Belgium and China. Our vision is to be the world's most progressive and desired premium car brand. And we believe our global success will be driven by making life less complicated for people, while strengthening our commitment to safety, quality and the care for the environment. Learning Provider: Volvo Training & Development Centre in partnership with the Consortium of Vocational and Educational Trainers Limited


Snows Volvo Winchester


London Road


SO23 7QD

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Training provider

Over the 36 – 40 month programme, you will work towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician and receive the following:

  • At work training supported with coaching and assessment
  • Instructor led training  at Volvo’s Training & Development Centre at Daventry
  • Online learning modules (+ other elective sessions if you wish)
  • Webinar based modules
  • Qualification unit assignments: completed by self-study/in dealer study
  • In dealer and web based assessments towards your qualification

Apprenticeship standard

Automotive retail > Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician [light vehicle]

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Volvo Training & Development Centre


Aidan Tierney

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2017