The people behind Volvo Cars

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Where will a career at a Volvo Retailer take you?

When it comes to finding out more about a career at a Volvo Cars Retailer, there is nobody better qualified to ask than the experts who work there. Below, you can meet the real people who work at Volvo Cars Retailers throughout the UK and read their stories. After all, it’s people who make Volvo Cars.

Bryan Duffus, Workshop Team Leader

After many years working with another car manufacturer, Bryan Duffus decided it was time for a new challenge. So, when he saw that his local Volvo Cars dealership was looking for a Workshop Team Leader, and someone to go through the VOLT training programme, he grabbed the opportunity with both hands. “I was attracted by the new products Volvo Cars was bringing out and the new technology they were developing. So, I applied for the job and was successful. A new chapter in my career had begun.”

Jonathan Willows, Service Manager

Like so many people within the world of Volvo, Jonathan Willow’s interest in cars began at an early age. “I have always been interested in the mechanical side of things – anything to do with cars, planes, transport of any kind” At 16, Jonathan’s interest in mechanics led to him entering the motor trade. And he started as he meant to go on – at a Volvo dealership. Today, Jonathan is a Service Manager with 30 years of Volvo workshop experience behind him.

Laurie Nurton, Direct Dealer Support Engineer at Volvo Car UK

At just 25-years of age, Laurie Nurton is already a fully-qualified Volvo Master Technician and works as a member of the Direct Dealer Support team at Volvo Car UK. Working with cars, however, was never really part of Laurie’s plan – it just came naturally to him. “For anyone thinking about a career as a Volvo Cars technician, I would say go for it! I benefited massively by doing an apprenticeship. I suppose I ‘grew up’ and developed into the person I am now.”

Tim Traher, Master Technician / Workshop Control

Tim Traher has always been interested in finding out how things work – from his grandfather’s petrol lawnmower to the motorbikes he and his brothers would ride around. “When I was growing up in Zimbabwe, if you wanted something fixed, you fixed it yourself. This taught me to look at broken objects and ask, ‘What do I need to make this work again?’ This inquisitive, enthusiastic approach to problem solving has stayed with Tim and is a major asset in his current role as a Volvo Master Technician.

Trevor Johnstone, Personal Service Technician

Trevor Johnstone has been taking things apart and successfully putting them back together again for as long as he can remember. It was this interest in the inner workings of things and a desire for knowledge that led Trevor to join Volvo as an apprentice when he was only 16 years old. Today, Trevor holds the proud honour of becoming the first qualified Volvo Personal Service Technician in the UK.