Imagine working for a world leading company in transport solutions. Gaining experience within a company who are at the forefront of innovation is possibly the best starting point of your professional working life.
At Volvo Group, you could really make a difference by contributing to global success. You will be part of a diverse team, learning how to trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.
Match your dreams and career ambitions and become one of the students chosen for an internship with the Volvo Group.
INTERVIEW WITH PAST INTERN
Charlotte Porter is Studying Transport and Business Management at Loughborough University. Charlotte joined us in 2017-2018 as a Commercial Truck Sales Co-ordinator. We asked her to reflect on her time at Volvo and tell us what she thought of her year in industry.
Why did you apply for the programme?
I am interested in Transport and working for a manufacturer offers unique exposure to transport operators, policy makers and the effects that things such as politics have on the industry.
What were your first few weeks on the programme like?
The first few weeks of the programme were a structured introduction in to the organisation learning about the brands and the products. It was great to meet the other placement students during this time as we learnt the ropes together. The people in my department were really welcoming.
What was the support offered/working culture like?
Volvo has an open culture for learning and development. My workload and topics were adapted to my interests and what I could handle. I felt comfortable to ask for more work or say if I felt overloaded, equally if I was interested in a project in another part of the organisation I was able to get involved where appropriate.
What was your proudest moment on the Intern Programme?
During my placement I project managed the creation of the Volvo Trucks Sales Academy, a training programme aimed at sales people across the dealer network. I felt proud as the academy developed in to a high-quality resource and I saw the drive and enthusiasm from my colleagues who were involved in the project. The whole team involved should be very proud of the content that has been created.
What will you remember most about your time with Volvo?
Without a doubt I will remember the people at Volvo the most. The term ‘Volvo Family’ gets used quite regularly and it’s true. Everyone works as a team and supports and uplifts one another. I have made friends for life and met some of the most interesting people in the industry.
What advice would you give to people applying?
I would advise people applying to Volvo to do it, and do not be nervous for an interview. Relax and be yourself.
What skills and experience have you gained at Volvo and how will they help you in the future?
My time with Volvo has improved my confidence in managing projects. This will help me at University and in my future careers as I have developed skills in time management, organisation, working with a budget and liaising with suppliers.
WHAT WE OFFER
The Volvo Group Year in Industry program is an exclusive opportunity. The program gives you the chance to get to know the Volvo Group from the inside. During a period of 12 months, the successful candidates will join a team of professionals and lead challenging projects within their chosen field of expertise, contributing to the brands success.
WHERE TO NEXT?
If you excel within your year with us we will contact you when future vacancies arise after your final year at university. Being a global company with more than 95,000 employees in over 190 markets, you will interact with people across all cultures and functions – the world will be your workplace.
ARE YOU ONE OF US?
Our Interns are extraordinary individuals. They go above and beyond in search of new innovative solutions to move the world and they’re passionate about what they do, be it in finance, commercial or management. If this description fits you, and if you’re a team player and are genuinely interested in shaping the future of sustainable transport solutions, you are welcome to apply.
Bear in mind the following criteria to be met:
- Studying for a degree relevant to the role applied for.
- Completed 2 years of University; placement held between 2nd & 3rd year of study.
- Academic grades on track for a First or a 2:1 in your field of study.