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Apprentice HGV Technician

Volvo Trucks
Volvo Trucks
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Length of Programme: 4 Years
  • Entry Requirements: ., .
  • Qualification Gained: N/A
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Brief Overview of the Role

At Volvo 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 - considered to be the best in the industry.

Apprenticeship Summary

  • Working week Monday-Friday
  • Total hours per week: 40.00
  • Expected apprenticeship duration -  48 months
  • Possible start date - September 2018
  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship

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

Desired Skills

  • To be able to effectively communicate at all levels both written and verbally
  • To be able to adapt and take on new skills and approaches

Personal Qualities

  • Have a real interest in the retail motor industry
  • Be 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

Desired Qualifications

  • GCSE grades Grade D or above (or equivalent) or can demonstrate a reasonable level of knowledge in Mathematics, English and Science.

Disability Confident

Employer is not registered as Disability Confident


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.

Training Provider

Block release at Stephenson College includes:

  • Employer Rights & Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills (Maths & English)
  • Level 3 Standard HGV Maintenance and Repair

Apprenticeship Framework

Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician

Job Type: Apprenticeship

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