Professional training in South Africa

Since 2009 the Volvo Group has been conducting a number of professional trainings for employees and the local community in South Africa. The purpose of the 12-to-18-month “learnerships”, as they are called in South Africa, is to update the staff on the latest developments within the industry, as well as to provide development opportunities for members of the local community, including unemployed youth and people with disabilities. Learnerships are conducted in various areas such as production, sales, aftermarket, maintenance and literacy skills.

Learnerships are conducted in various areas such as production, sales, aftermarket, maintenance and literacy skills.

The Volvo Group is closely working with the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Sector for Education and Training Authorities (MERSETA) to design and implement these training programs.