Volvo Car UK opens £6m training and development centre

Published:  15 December, 2017

Volvo Car UK has opened a new £6m training and development centre in Daventry, Northamptonshire.

The site includes a 16-bay vehicle workshop, auditorium and classroom spaces featuring remote video and web-based technologies that support off-site and online training. Each year, thousands of brand’s retailers, head office staff and supplier partners from Volvo’s network will use the centre.

 Training opportunities will range from the mechanical to the digital, with the centre equipped to cater for technologies such as electrification and autonomous drive.

The new facility has been built on the same site as Volvo's earlier UK training centre, originally opened in 1980.

Jon Wakefield, Managing Director, Volvo Car UK, said, “I’m very proud of our new training facility, which represents a significant commitment to both our operations in Daventry and our retailer network throughout the country."

The opening of the new facility comes after Volvo recently announced an initiative to recruit 300 new technicians to its retailer network by 2020.

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