Volvo Recruitment Process

Join us to shape tomorrow’s society! There are many ways to start a career, and your career at Volvo Group starts with our recruitment process. For us, it is important that every recruitment is a perfect fit for everyone – you and us both. Our hiring process steps are designed to ensure just that.

At Volvo Group, our workplace is global, and so are our objectives. We are shaping the world and driving prosperity with our transport and infrastructure solutions. We are always on the lookout for new talents who want to join our strong teams. Together we strive to create an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute to their full potential and be accepted for who they are. Life at Volvo Group is an opportunity to grow. We offer various training programs that give you keys to propel your career to the next level.

Explore our open positions to find the job opportunities that best suit your talent and aspirations. We welcome an application for the positions for which you meet the criteria described in the job ad. There are no blueprints for a good Volvo application – who you are as a person is what matters the most. But, to help you on your way we offer a number of tips on how to present yourself effectively in your CV and cover letter. You find them here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Volvo hiring process in 5 easy steps

1. Explore our job openings

Search for open positions on our website to find a position that suits your qualifications, talents, and aspirations. There are often a wide range of different needs across Volvo Group. We are a global company. Your skillset may be needed at a nearby location, but if you are open to move, we have lots of possibilities and job openings across the world. Every job opening available to external applicants is posted on our webpage.

2. Apply

Always check the job requirement before you apply. Create your personal profile on our website and start your job search right away. Once you find an interesting job opening, click on “Apply” . We recommend that you keep both your resume and cover letter short, specific and clear – maximum one page for cover letter and two for resume. The cover letter is your opportunity to tell us why you are applying for the specific position and why you think you are a perfect match.  We have more Volvo applications tips on our website.

You can always update your profile at a later stage. You will receive an email confirmation as soon as we have received your application. We will take the necessary time to study all applications.

3. Interview

If you are being considered for a job, we will meet for a first interview, in person, via video conference, or on the phone. In the current context, we conduct many interviews by video as our priority is to keep our employees and candidates safe. The first interview is our chance to get to know you. We will ask questions about your professional skills as well as your personal traits. We want to know who you are as a person, and how you can contribute to our team.

It is our strong belief that an organization draws strength from different personalities, backgrounds and skills. So, do not be nervous – just be yourself! For more tips on how to prepare for the interview, click here. After this first meeting, if the match is good, the following steps include second interviews, assessments and references.

4. Final selection

If there is a match between us, you will be notified about your selection by receiving an employment contract from us. Get ready to work in a fast pace environment where we thrive on teamwork, open dialogue and learning every day. We look forward to your contribution to our culture of high performance, to the success of our customers and to making a difference for society. Should the particular position you applied for did not end up as a match, you will be notified.

5. Welcome

Our hiring process is not finished just yet! It is important that you quickly become a part of your new team. We have extensive onboarding programs to make sure that you can make a difference from day one. Your career at Volvo Group has just begun, and we look forward to seeing you grow with us. Our global presence opens up for a number of opportunities for employees who want to thrive in new places. And, our own corporate university – Volvo Group University – offers competence development in an easily accessible way for all our employees.

What we are looking for - Our expectations on future employees

Naturally, we look for the right skills to perform the tasks included in the role you apply for. However, for every recruitment to be a perfect fit for everyone who you are as a person matters just as much. We have a culture of high performance created through employee engagement. 

Do we share the same values?


We are transparent and have respect for the individual. We trust other teams to do their best and we respect the decisions made. We collaborate easily and create excellent results through teamwork and open dialogue. We are empowered and have the courage to act.


We are proud of the work and business we do. We are engaged and committed to meet our goals, and we see how diversity strengthens us trying to bring out the best in everyone. We admit mistakes, fix them and learn from them. We are proud of our achievements, have fun and celebrate our successes.


We are curious about the world around us. We are innovative and find smart ways to create new solutions and business. We see change and transformation as a source of inspiration and energy. We are open-minded and share our knowledge.


We have a strong business instinct, and we have the skills, knowledge and intuition to do the right thing. We expect a lot from ourselves and others, and walk the extra mile to do a great job. We see the big picture and know when to let go of an idea, a project or a plan.

Customer success

We truly understand our customers' business as we listen to and talk with our customers about their needs, desires and challenges. We focus on transport and infrastructure solutions that make customers successful and create value for society, and we deliver on our promises.