Technician Roles At Pulman

Technicians at Pulman

At Pulman Group we are currently recruiting for Technicians. Find out about the role and the fantastic incentives available when you join the Pulman family.

Let’s start with a little introduction to Pulman. Pulman Group dates all the way back to 1998 with one site in Durham (Volkswagen); by 2008 a second Volkswagen dealership opened in Sunderland. In 2010 Pulman SEAT opened in Sunderland followed by the bespoke custom-built SKODA dealership in 2014 in Durham. A fifth dealership joined Pulman in 2020; Pulman SKODA Cramlington. We have sites based right across the North East and we now employ more than 250 people across the group ranging from Workshop to Valeter roles and Head Office to Sales roles!

We pride ourselves on delivering a fantastic customer experience to both our service and sales customers which is why all of our roles require a fantastic level of customer service. We are currently looking for Technicians to join our Pulman Volkswagen (Durham and Sunderland), SEAT and SKODA (Durham) teams!

Pulman Volkswagen Sunderland workshop

So why choose Pulman for your new Technician role? Aside from the growth of Pulman over the years there are many training and opportunities available should you wish to further your career.

Barclay Horton, Master Technician at Pulman Volkswagen, has progressed in his role since he joined the Pulman family nearly 8 years ago! Barclay has furthered his Volkswagen Master Technician role whilst at Pulman by attending High Voltage training and also undertook training to qualify as a SKODA Master Technician. In addition to this in 2014, Barclay was shortlisted to the top 4 in the UK for the Volkswagen Master Technician Qualification World Championship; he narrowly missed the final in Germany!

George Kenny, Master Technician at Pulman Volkswagen Durham, joined the Pulman family from the very beginning in 1998 as a Technician. By 2003 after vigorous training and exams he qualified to become a Master Technician. George still undergoes training to ensure his skills are kept to the highest of quality and meets both Pulman’s and Volkswagen’s standards. George holds a vast number of training qualifications including License Technician (2004), Group Specialist (2006) and High Voltage Technician (2010) to name a few. As well as a Master Technician, George is also one of the stars of our YouTube channel, watch his video back in 2014 with Pulman and Volkswagen where he simply describes everything you need to know about a cambelt/timing belt.

George Kenny from Pulman Volkswagen

(Pictured: George Kenny)

Graham Nixon, Technician at Volkswagen Sunderland, started his career originally as a valeter when he was 18 in 1986. He was then promoted to a Supervisor in the cleaning bay the same year (when the garage was previously owned by Mill Garages). When Pulman was acquiring the Mill Garage Site in 2008, Graham at the age of 40, started an evening course at college, where he spent two nights a week studying. Following on from his studies Graham achieved an NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Vehicle Engineering and at the age of 40 he qualified as a Technician, which has now been his role at Pulman for the past 12 years!

When you join Pulman as a Technician there are fantastic incentives which come with the role alongside the training and progression opportunities. From your training you’ll become an authorised Volkswagen, SEAT or SKODA Technician (dependent on which branch you are based at) meaning you’ll know the ins and outs to diagnose, repair and service the brand’s products. Incentives at Pulman include a competitive salary, monthly & year-end bonus schemes, pension and incentive schemes and 22 days’ holiday!

Start your journey today at Pulman. We are looking for individuals who are excited about working with Volkswagen, SEAT and SKODA brands and the superb range of vehicles the brand has to offer. If this sounds like you or someone you know, apply today!

Beat the Tax Increase on the 1st April For New Cars

Are you looking to purchase a new car? Avoid paying more for your new car as the road tax will increase from the 1st April 2020.

The Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) or road fund licence is what every driver pays in the UK. The VED looks at for example the type of vehicle itself, the CO2 emissions emitted, the fuel type and the engine size, at the time of the first registration to calculate the cost of road tax.

Over the last few years the way car manufacturers test the CO2 emissions emitted has changed. Previously it was through the New European Driving Cycle test (NEDC), however due to car and technological developments it has been deemed that this test is not a true or ‘real-life driving’ reflection.

Therefore, this test is being replaced by the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Procedure (WLTP). Giving a more realistic measurement of fuel consumption, driving range and CO2 emissions.

This change of tax and introduction of WLTP testing will start from the 1st April for VED and 6th April for Company car, Benefit-in-Kind tax.

1st April 2020 Tax bands:


(Data from Gov.uk)

This increase will affect all new cars from the 1st April. This increase does not apply to used cars or cars registered in previous years.

To find out how much a new Volkswagen, SEAT, CUPRA or SKODA could increase by after the 1st April please contact us on enquiries@pulmangroup.co.uk or
call us on 0800 0720 228.

Alternatively view our fantastic range of new car offers we currently have available throughout March.

View all new Volkswagen offers

View all new SEAT offers

View all new SKODA offers

View all new CUPRA offers