Volvo Car UK is launching a nationwide recruitment drive for 300 new technicians to join its 119-strong dealer network by 2020, in line with the brand's increasing sales and its growing product range.
The S90 and V90 models recently joined Volvo's line-up, and with more new products set to arrive in the coming years, and technical knowledge needed for new technologies (such as Pilot Assist, Volvo's semi-autonomous drive feature),Volvo aims to increase its technical talent by almost 50%, adding to the 600 existing dealership technicians
The recruitment drive will see, on average, eight technicians per site by 2020. There are fast-track development opportunities available through web-based training and one-to-one assessments. Certifications and qualifications can start from service apprentice through to Volvo's highest technical accolade, master technician.
The recruitment news follows the announcement of Volvo Car UK's £6 million investment in a new state-of-the-art training centre in Daventry, and the announcement of its Volvo Retail Experience (VRE) and Volvo Personal Service (VPS) programmes.
Jon Wakefield, managing director at Volvo Car UK, said: "Any technician joining Volvo will get the chance to work on exciting industry-leading technology, including autonomous drive, in-car connectivity and hybrid powertrains. For those looking to join our 600-strong team of technicians, our continued investment into our staff will allow them to progress their knowledge of new car technology, engineering and design – and grow alongside the Volvo brand."