Volvo Apprentice Vehicle Technician (HGV)

Volvo Truck & Bus Centre

At Volvo Truck & Bus we pride ourselves on producing world class vehicles with excellent performance and impeccable reliability. We train our staff to the same high standards via our Technician Apprentice Programme.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

Monday-Friday (8:30am-4:30pm)

Total hours per week: 39.50

Apprenticeship duration

30 months

Possible start date

04 Sep 2017

Date posted

09 Feb 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

Volvo truck and Bus are world leaders in innovation and technical excellence and are one of the world’s leading truck manufacturers. Volvo Truck and Bus are currently recruiting for high quality Apprentices to train as a Volvo Technician through the Volvo Technician Apprenticeship Programme which is considered as one of the best in the industry. Areas of responsibility include:


  • To work with qualified and experienced Technicians learning how to repair and maintain modern trucks, buses and coaches including hybrid technology to the highest standards.
  • You will be trained how to; repair, service and MOT cutting edge technology trucks, buses and luxury coaches including hybrid. 
  • Working alongside a qualified Technician learning how to carry out repairs according to Volvo procedures in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Accompany Technicians on road tests
  • Learn how to use computer aided diagnostic equipment and Volvo special tools, safely and efficiently.
  • Comply with warranty procedures during repairs and with warranty material on completion of repair.
  • Ensure that the company's time recording procedures are complied with.
  • Ensure job cards are completed accurately.
  • Ensure all vehicle defects are reported to workshop supervisor.
  • Attend college courses regularly and achieve the standards required by the course.
  • Ensure your College portfolio and modules are completed within the required timescales
  • Attend any technical or development training that is made available.
  • Ensure you adhere to the Company Health and Safety policy and rules.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when required.
  • To attain high levels of morale and focus to ensure the highest possible levels of productive efficiency, quality of workmanship and production finish in order to sustain growth in customer confidence in the service provided by the Dealer point.
  • Assist with cleaning the workshop.

General Duties:

• Ensure that you conduct yourself in a business like and professional manner.

•To work within a team and ensure the highest levels of customer care and support is delivered in a flexible service environment

•  Ensure that your  equipment, work area and tools are kept clean and maintained reflecting the Volvo Truck and Bus Centre image of an efficient and modern retail Dealer point.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

• Able to effectively communicate at all levels both written and verbally

• Able to adapt and take on new skills and challenges

Personal qualities

Have a real interest in the retail motor industry

• Willing to provide an excellent service to our customers

• The right attitude, determination and commitment

• A desire to succeed at College and in the workplace.

Qualifications required

If you have the desire and passion to work in the motor industry, good GCSE grades (or equivalent) or can demonstrate a reasonable level of knowledge in Maths, English and Science. This could be your first step to a fantastic future in Volvo Truck and Bus.

Future prospects

Progression to higher qualifications and a possible full time position.

Things to consider

Over 21's will get paid the national minimum wage of £6.95 per hour. Further increase of pay is due to performance after the first year of your apprenticeship.

About the employer

Volvo is a world leading manufacturer of premium trucks, buses and coaches at the cutting edge of technology. As part of our commitment to customer service we have an on-going programme to recruit talented people with an interest in transport and engineering who we can develop via the Volvo apprenticeship programme and our own in house training school to become highly skilled Volvo Technicians. If you think you have the key skills, focus and commitment needed to meet our high expectations you can be assured that we will give every successful applicant all the support and training needed to be the best in the industry.


Volvo Truck & Bus Centre


101 Lancaster Way Business Park



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Training provider

Block Release at Stephenson College includes:

  • NVQ in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair.
  • Technical Certificate.
  • Employer Rights & Responsibilities.
  • Functional Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Stephenson College


Evie Grewcock

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply using the link provided and download an application form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Mar 2017