Thesis - Implementation of modern training methods

Would you like to make a difference for all Volvo CE dealer staff when it comes to training? How about becoming a part of our team and transforming current training methods/offer into the learning landscape of the future!
Volvo Construction Equipment, Competence Development organization is producing learning solutions enabling 15 000 worldwide sales and aftermarket staff to be successful in their daily work.
We are now taking the next step in our development to deliver a modern learning offer. We want to secure a sustainable competitive advantage for our distribution network with our learners in focus by delivering engaging learning experiences using fit for purpose technologies and methods, and to be considered among the best. ​
The thesis work will be supported by the Learning Development department (a team of 8 globally based colleagues) working with system and method development around our learning offer. Your base for this work will be our Volvo CE training Center in Eskilstuna, Sweden. For the program participants we can offer you to write a Master or Bachelor thesis and grow with us.
With a quickly developing digitalization, we see both a demand and a possibility to replace some of the traditional classroom training with a more digitalized training offer.
In this thesis, you will be able to explore modern Learning and Development theories and find a practical application for them in our learning environment.
We would like you to work with questions like, but not limited to:
  • How to restructure existing instructor-led trainings into spaced micro learnings / combined methods in order to reduce time spent in class, application of flipped classroom methods
  • How to transform from pushing learning content to creating a pull for learning content by reworking existing training material:
    • Granulation of existing e-learning courses into modules
    • Job aids; quick-start guides, roadmaps etc
    • Other methods to create a pulling from the learners
Your thesis may embrace one of the suggested questions only or combine several. You will have an assigned Volvo employee as your point of contact and direct report.
We believe that your work includes but will not be limited to following actions:
  • Benchmark against Volvo Group and relevant external organizations
  • Academic review
  • Definitions of Learners behaviors/expectations
  • Interviews with stakeholders within Volvo CE, Volvo Group and external
  • Recommendation for future work in this field
We think you are studying in the area of pedagogy, information design, behavioral psychology and/or similar and have an interest of competence development for practically oriented target groups.
You apply by filling in your personal details in the system and attach your resume. We also want you to attach your personal cover letter where we would like you to tell us why you are interested in joining the program and write your thesis for The Volvo Group. If you are two students who want to apply together, please upload both resumes and a common cover letter.
Magnus Widström, Manager Learning Development, +46 16 5416067

About Us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Construction Equipment is a global company driven by passion, curiosity and by our purpose: to build the world we want to live in. We believe that only through imagination and teamwork can we develop a world that is cleaner, smarter and more connected. Our company culture reflects this belief through the care and trust it places in our customers, employees and suppliers. People are at the heart of our business. It is through our strong network of talented, enquiring and innovative minds that we have been able to pave the way towards a more sustainable future. The global construction industry is our arena and our employees are our greatest assets.

We can only continue to stand out as industry leaders through the people driving us forwards. Come be a part of our team and help us build tomorrow.

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