Volvo Cars Service Technician Apprentice Autofix

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: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday & Saturday on rota = 40hours per week, Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    40 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Candidate’s 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
  • General workshop housekeeping

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication & listening skills
  • Problem solver and have attention for detail
  • Practical 
  • 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 workshop 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

Autofix (North East) Ltd: Autofix was formed in 2005 by two people who found themselves redundant by their lottery winning employer, and since that day the business has grown and expanded to become the largest independent Volvo specialist in the North East. Employing 8 staff, all with the aim of proving the highest workmanship and customer care levels whilst retaining the personal touch, Autofix want to become the leading independent within the Volvo sector, expanding the current offering and developing further technical knowledge.





Saturn Court

North Shields

NE29 7BY

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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


Jenny Allsopp

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017