Meet the Team - Jake Taylor
When did you start working for Volvo Cars Poole?
I began my career in the automotive industry in November 2020 as an Apprentice Technician. Over the course of my last three years with Volvo Cars Poole, I have gained a wide array of experience with the brand and expanded my knowledge, ultimately attaining the title of Vehicle Technician.
What do you like most about your job role?
The hands-on nature of my work is very engaging, and I enjoy developing new skills each day. As a technician, it’s very rewarding having the opportunity to constantly improve your knowledge about vehicles and effectively troubleshoot and resolve any technical issues that arise throughout a job.
What do you like about Volvo as a brand?
I feel very proud to work for Volvo because they promote safety and sustainability. As a technician, its great how each Volvo vehicle, no matter the model, has similar technology and therefore the skills you learn are transferable across the whole range.
What’s been your favourite experience whilst working for Volvo?
While working for Volvo Cars Poole, I have had the privilege of being invited to attend training courses aimed at improving my skills. One memorable experience was a training course held in Daventry, where I had the opportunity to not only drive a new Volvo but also enjoy an overnight stay at a hotel. The highlight of this course was the process of disassembling an engine, which proved to be an interesting and complex task. Volvo Cars Poole really invest in their employees and its great to feel like a valued member of the team.
What are the future goals in your career with Volvo?
In the future I aspire to become a Sales Specialist. I have always had a keen interest for working in Sales and I would love to do this for a brand that I am already passionate about.
What’s your biggest achievement whilst working in the automotive industry?
One of my biggest achievements was when I got nominated for apprentice of the year by the Head of Business at Volvo Cars Poole. It felt great to be acknowledged for my accomplishments.
Tell us something interesting about you?
In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym and prioritising my health.
Would you recommend a career with Volvo Cars Poole?
Absolutely, it’s a great time to join the team at Volvo Cars Poole. Volvo are currently expanding their brand with the introduction of new models which is a very exciting time for employees. Everyone who works in the team are very friendly and there’s a real positive atmosphere.