Volvo Trucks has opened its new apprenticeship training centre in Derby from where it hopes the next generation of HGV technicians will emerge.
Located within Remit Training’s Automotive Academy, the facility features three fully-equipped training bays, plus a modern and newly furnished classroom.
Karen Bailey, head of competence development at Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland, said: “I’m proud to say we have always recognised the value that apprenticeships can bring to our business and the wider industry.
“The shortage of skilled technicians across the sector in recent years has been widely reported and is something we are doing our best to address.
“The apprentice training centre is a phenomenal resource to have and we’re confident it will help to attract even more talent into our network, whilst also being a great introduction to the wealth of career opportunities available with Volvo Trucks.”
The new centre was opened at a ceremony attended by Christian Coolsaet, MD of Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland: “Providing our apprentices with the right guidance and equipment to help take their careers forward is hugely important,” he said.
“We hope these men and women will form the backbone of our dealer network teams for years to come.”
Volvo Trucks currently has more than 300 apprentices taking part in its three-year apprenticeship scheme.
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