Commercial body repair technician Apprentice Volvo Bus & Coach Centre

An opportunity for the right candidate to join a Global corporation gaining key skills and experience in all aspects of commercial vehicle painting techniques on both truck & PSV vehicles with endless opportunities for further future development

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Closing date: 21 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Thursday 08.00-16.30 Friday 08.00-15.30 Lunch 13.00-13.30

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    22 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • Ensure the Dealer point works to the criteria laid down in the Company Health and Safety policy.
  • Ensure repairs are carried out according to manufacturer’s procedures and in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Ensure repairs are carried out in accordance with Volvo Standard Times where appropriate.
  • Use Volvo special tools where appropriate.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when must be worn.
  • Assist in fault diagnosis.
  • Comply with warranty procedures during repairs and with warranty material on completion of a repair.
  • Assist with Action Service Europe when required.
  • Assist with good workshop and Dealer point housekeeping at all times.
  • Work with the parts team to ensure the correct replacement parts are fitted to the vehicles.
  • Road test vehicle when required (if holder of HGV license).
  • Ensure that the company time recording procedures are complied with.
  • Ensure that job cards are completed accurately.
  • Ensure that all vehicle defects are reported to your workshop Supervisor.
  • Report to your workshop Supervisor when work is completed.
  • Attend any technical or development training that is made available.

 General Duties.

  • Work with the team to ensure a strong top team ethos.
  • Support the development of character, skills, attitude and superior individual and team performance.
  • Ensure that you conduct yourself in a business-like and professional manner.
  • Ensure that the workshop facilities, equipment and tools are kept clean, tidy and maintained, reflecting the Volvo Truck and Bus (South) image of an efficient and modern retail Dealer point.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To be able to effectively communicate at all levels both written and verbally.
  • To be able to develop or work in developing new or enhancing existing processes
  • To be able to adapt and take on new skills and approaches.
  • To be able to effectively communicate at all levels both written and verbally.
  • To be able to develop or work in developing new or enhancing existing processes
  • To be able to adapt and take on new skills and approaches.
  • To be at all times a team player.
  • To be at all times have a flexible approach to work commitments.
  • To be at all times open and honest.
  • To be at all times supportive of colleagues both in company and Distributor

Personal qualities

  • Self motivated
  • Hard working and reliable

Qualifications required

C or level 4 – GCSE Maths and English required

Future prospects

To become a team player within a company that has a vision to become “Our Customers number 1 partner of choice”.

Things to consider

• Work within workshop and outside of the workshop • Physically demanding at times • Standing

About the employer

As of 1st July 2005, Volvo Truck and Bus East Anglia came into existence being formed out of Volvo Truck and Bus (South) Ltd. Volvo Truck and Bus (South) Ltd was formed in 1997 under the Volvo Regionalisation Programme. It was formed by the combining of three previous companies of long-standing Volvo experience (Heathrow Commercials Ltd, D.F.C. Truck & Bus Ltd and John R Billows (Sales) Ltd). Volvo Truck & Bus (South) Ltd was a wholly owned Regional Company of Volvo Truck & Bus UK Ltd, who are the commercial vehicle market company in the UK. The main products provided by the company are: • The sale of commercial vehicles to the market across most weight ranges from 3.5 tonnes upwards. Primarily our main penetration is concentrated on the heavier end of the scale. • The provision of contractual and financial services to support the vehicles sold. • Parts supply for the total Volvo range of commercial products. • Provision of service support and roadside assistance for the total product range.


Volvo Bus & Coach Centre


Byron Street Extension


LE11 5HE

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Training provider

  • NVQ Level 3
  • Tech Cert
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills or GCSE English, maths and ICT if required

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering and manufacturing > Accident Repair Technician

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City College - Coventry


Tracey Kahrman 02476791182

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Closing date: 21 Sep 2017