Apprenticeships with Volkswagen
The Volkswagen Apprenticeship programme offers a range of roles with the VW Dealer network. There are more than 200 VW Dealers in towns all across the UK. About 20 of these dealers are in Scotland, with a further 10 in Wales. There are 4 VW Dealers in Northern Ireland, and 1 VW Body Repair workshop.
Three of the four Volkswagen Apprenticeship roles on offer work solely on the VW brand in a VW Dealer. However, the VW Body Repair & Paint scheme includes working on cars from other brands within the VW Group. This means you may also be trained on how to repair and paint cars from Audi, SEAT and SKODA.
The Volkswagen Apprenticeships scheme is a 3 year programme. In Year 2, you will take part in one of VW’s Outward Bound weeks. This is where you will make new friends, as well as finding your own limits and expanding your life skills.
All Volkswagen Apprenticeship roles offer the chance to work with an exciting range of cars, and to learn a diverse range of new skills. You will also complete several weeks of training via block release at the Volkswagen Apprenticeship training centre, both in the classroom and workshop.
This is a 3 year programme in which you will learn how to service and repair the full range of VW products. You will work full time at a VW Dealer near to you. Once you have completed the Volkswagen Apprenticeship, you could work towards Senior or Master Technician status. Or, in the future, you could move into the role of Workshop Manager, or even Aftersales Manager.
During your 3 years on the Parts Advisor Volkswagen Apprenticeship scheme, you will learn how to manage the flow of spare parts into the workshop for cars which are in for service or repair. You will learn how to ensure the Parts stock is matched to the needs of the workshop.
A Service Advisor is very often the first point of contact for a client bringing their car to the Dealer for service or repair. You will learn a range of customer service skills, and also how to manage the workflow of cars through the workshop.
Body or Paint Technician
You will learn how to repair and paint the entire range of VW products, as well as other cars within the wider VW Group (Audi, SEAT, SKODA). This Volkswagen Apprenticeship is only available at authorised VW Body Repair centres. There are around 180 authorised VW Repair Centres all across the UK.
As well the Volkswagen Apprenticeship roles below, the brand also offers Graduate Jobs with:
Roles Available with Volkswagen
- Service Technician
- Parts Advisor
- Service Advisor
- Body & Paint Technician
Education Requirements for Volkswagen
- 3 GCSEs