Frequently asked questions

Where will I work?

In order to gain a place on the Apprenticeship programme, you must be sponsored by a Volvo dealership local to your home. Here, you will be a full time employee of the dealer from day one and become part of the service team while you train.

Will I be a paid employee at the dealership?

Yes. All apprentices who are successful in gaining a position at a Volvo dealership will be contracted and paid as a full time employee with that dealer.

Where do I complete my training?

You will carry out your training through six two-week periods at the industry's premier technical college, Stephenson College based in Coalville, Leicestershire. The centre is equipped with the latest Volvo vehicles and you will have use of the most up to date equipment and tools.

What qualifications do I achieve?

On completion you will have attained the following qualifications: BTEC National Certificate - Motor Vehicle Engineering and NVQ Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Does my training stop once I reach NVQ level 3?

No, it doesn't. At Volvo you will be encouraged to increase your knowledge with future technical training courses, exciting team building weekends and even the option for the right apprentice to study for the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Motor Vehicle studies followed by a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Motor Vehicle Management and Technology. The opportunities within a global organisation like Volvo are endless. For the right, focused individuals we can offer a clear career path to Master Technician that may even lead to product or training specialist at Volvo…

How much will the training cost me?

The training is completely free of charge and paid for by Volvo. The only cost to you is your dedication and commitment to succeed.

Are there other benefits to me?

  • Full time employment at an authorised dealer
  • Block release tuition
  • An international recognised accreditation
  • Fully paid for training course, all qualification fees and accommodation.
  • Team building and special events

Where will I stay?

During your block release, you will stay at one of our hand picked hotels near to the Training Centre. Transport to and from the Training Centre will also be provided if required. The cost of the accommodation will be met by your sponsorship dealer.

Who can enrol?

To enrol, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 16 or over
  • Have grade C or above in GCSE Math's, English and a science or the Scottish Certificate of Education at grade C or above

How do I enrol?

Please click here for an application form, and return by post to the address enclosed.