Lookers plan to create 20 further jobs ahead of the launch of their £4 million Volvo dealership in Stockport in November 2017.
The seven-strong team already in place in temporary premises at the site in St Mary’s Way will be bolstered by an additional 20 jobs covering technical and sales staff, product specialists and a receptionist.
Miles Alvis, franchise manager for Lookers Volvo commented: “The new team who have been operating out of our temporary facility are making great in-roads in re-establishing the Volvo name in Stockport and we have certainly seen a resurgence of interest in the brand. With the build progressing to plan and just a few months away before the finishing touches are made, we are now turning our attentions to our employment requirements.”
Known locally as the ‘Gateway to Stockport’, the new site will be landscaped to reflect the eco credentials of the brand. The centre will also include a Swedish style lounge area with ample seating and a dedicate area to work. It will feature a six-bay modern workshop with the latest equipment and diagnostic tools. There will be space for 50 Volvo Selekt approved used vehicles and customer parking.
Alvis continues. “We envisage recruiting around 20 additional staff to undertake a wide range of positions which require both experienced staff and those new to the sector. We are looking for technicians, customer-facing staff and people to fill administrative and support roles as well as those who are looking for a career in sales.”
“Lookers has been a franchised partner of Volvo since 2006 and we are very much enjoying bring the brand back to Stockport given the exciting changes and strong growth Volvo is currently experiencing. We are looking forward to building a hugely successful business with local people, as well as providing a much wanted service to current Volvo drivers and welcoming people who are new to the brand.”