Notes for parents

In loco parentis policy

Annual external Health and Safety audits are carried out by the British Safety Council. The Health, Safety and Welfare of all learners is a priority.

Apprenticeship Development Coaches are all occupationally competent and therefore aware of the Health and Safety requirements in a workshop environment.

During off the job training necessary overalls and protective footwear must be provided by the learner but all other tools and items of protective equipment are provided.

The highest risk category in terms of car drivers are young male drivers. In response to this the course entails a Driver Awareness programme delivered throughout the three year apprenticeship, which promotes safe driving techniques.

What about duty of care?

We have a duty of care for all learners who take part in Apprenticeship Programmes through our many arrangements with Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, Groups and independent companies. All necessary measures are taken to ensure that stringent health and safety measures are adhered to at all times.

Will we need to provide clothing or uniform?

During off the job training necessary overalls and protective footwear must be provided by the learner but all other tools and items of protective equipment are provided.

Are there more opportunities for training and promotion?

Yes, provided that your son or daughter qualifies in their chosen vocation, the opportunities are endless beyond then depending on ambition. We encourage all our technicians to increase their knowledge with further technical training courses and even the opportunity to work towards VAS Frontline Technician.

Will my son/daughter earn as they learn?

Yes. All apprentices will first have to secure sponsorship from their local dealer; here they will become part of the technical/aftersales team while they train. After successfully gaining a position at a Volvo dealership, they will be contracted and paid as a full time employee with that dealer.