Volvo UK is looking to increase the number of technicians in its dealers by 50 per cent in the next two years to deal with the growth in demand for Volvo’s cars.
The last coupe of years has seen Volvo go from a purveyor of appealing but often dull cars, to delivering a properly cool and properly appealing 90 Series – XC90, S90 and V90 – and it’s not stopping there.
Coming up this year (2017) will be both the new 40 Series – which will include an XC40 for the first time – and a new 60 Series – XC60, S60 and V60.
The arrival of the new 90 Series cars, and the continued success of the current XC60, has seen Volvo sales grow strongly, with sales in 2015 passing 500,000 for the first time and continuing to grow as Volvo chase their 800,000 annual sales target for 2020.
Clearly, building appealing cars and seeing them flying out of showrooms in droves is a big success story, but that story only has a happy ending if those customers are satisfied with the Volvo dealer experience too.
So Volvo is on a mission to make sure its 119 UK dealers will have an average five technicians by 2020 to deal with servicing all those new Volvos flying out to customers, and that means upping the number of technicians by 50 per cent.
Jon Wakefield, Volvo UK MD, 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.
If you’re a technician and fancy a move to Volvo, check out the Volvo careers page for more information.