About Volvo

Volvo AB develops, manufactures and markets commercial vehicles. It operates in the following areas: construction equipment, buses, government sales and Volvo Financial Services. The company was founded by Assar-Thorvald Nathanael Gabrielsson and Erik Gustav Larson in 1915 and is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo used to make passenger cars, but in 1999 it sold its passenger car division under the name Volvo Personvagnar (Volvo Cars) to Ford, which resold it to Geely in 2010.

The word "Volvo" comes from the Latin language (volvo, volvi, volutum, volvere - to roll).

Financial performance

  • Capitalisation: 26.3 billion
  • Annual turnover: 44.9 billion
  • Revenue: 2.9 billion
  • Assets: 53.5 billion

Company profile

  • Year Established: 1927
  • Head: Martin Lundstedt
  • Number of employees: 103985
  • Head office: Gothenburg

Volvo recruitment process in 2024

  1. Online application form
    • One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on Volvo Careers website.

    • The online application form is usually presented as a questionnaire with the option of importing data from a LinkedIn or CV file.

    • The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.

    • There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)

  2. Online tests
    • The next stage of the Volvo recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete Volvo tests.

    • Volvo uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.

    • Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:

  3. Phone / Video Interview
    • Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.

    • Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the Volvo recruiter.

    • In some cases, Volvo hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)

  4. Assessment centre
    • Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest Volvo headquarters or office.

    • Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.

    • Volvo may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.

  5. Partner interview
    • The final stage of the recruitment process.

    • The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.

    • Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.

    • Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join Volvo.

Useful Volvo links

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