About us

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Who we are

Calex was formed in 1997. Its primary focus is to design, deliver, consult and manage innovative learning programmes within the retail automotive sector in the UK and overseas. Calex consists of approximately 150 staff. Most staff are based at our clients training facilities across the UK and overseas. We also have a team developing new materials and business development.

What we do

We specialise in working within the retail automotive sector with many large automotive manufacturers delivering custom-built learning and development programmes to maximise the skill levels and productivity of today's employees. Calex believe in use of technology to help deliver today’s training needs. Many of our programmes now incorporate the use of Virtual Delivery platforms, learning apps and remote assessment to ensure that learning is available at all times to suit the business and also the employee. People like to learn through their own research using social media, YouTube and other media so why shouldn’t formal delivery be the same?

Calex are also specialists in delivering high quality technical training covering Electric (EV), Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Vehicles utilising national qualifications.

Our philosophy

To be internationally renowned for exceptional learning experiences improving skills to enhance customer satisfaction and profitability.


Calex Offers Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Training.


Calex are pleased to be able to offer training covering hybrid and electric vehicles. Across a range of courses available, covering the basic safety awareness through to the service maintenance, diagnosis and high voltage battery cell intervention. In addition to this our training can also provide an overview of the principles of regenerative braking and the hazard management requirements when being involved with high voltage electrical systems. Our courses are all formally certificated by our Awarding Body Partner. We are able to deliver training in most locations across the UK providing excellent flexibility. Some feedback from a recent Level 3 Course delivered at one of our customers own locations. “Great course, good mix of theory and practical sessions to achieve the HEV level 3 ” Hybrid Electric Vehicle Repair & Replacement course, Level 3. Contact us for more information or to get a quote on your specific needs. Go to our new Web Site to book your training www.calextraining.com.

Calex Ofsted approved as good providers.


Calex are pleased to announce the recent results of the Ofsted Inspection which took place in December 2017 across our apprenticeship provision. Ofsted graded our provision as "Good" in all areas. The inspection was part of the consortium of providers Calex UK works with in Oxfordshire. All of the inspection across apprenticeship delivery was part of Calex. The current inspection framework concentrates on how the learners progress and develop and where apprenticeships are concerned, how the programmes develop young people within the world of work to become productive and skilled. The inspection took place over 4 days and covered our programmes with Peugeot, Citroen, Volvo Cars and London Electric Vehicle Company including some 400 apprentices.

Calex partnered with Mercedees Benz cars to provide technical training and assist with development.


Calex are pleased to announce that we have been able to secure a 3 year deal with Mercedes Benz Cars, Van and Truck Technical training to supply the training team and assist with on-going development to improve the already high quality training delivery offered with new resources. Calex currently have a team of eleven within Mercedes Benz Technical Training across the cars, van and truck areas with another trainer soon to be added for cars. Calex also require two more trainers for van and truck areas to start with the team this year. David Ingram, Managing Director at Calex said "We are so delighted to be working with such a great team at Mercedes Benz as we are sure we will be able to support with new innovations to help broaden the current offer to the network. It is very exciting times ahead".

Volvo UK approved for UK Dealer Staff.

Calex UK Recruitment Services Named as Volvo Cars Approved Recruiter for UK Dealer Staff

Calex UK have partnered with Volvo Car UK to work with the UK Dealer network to supply permanent staff across technical and customer facing roles. Calex UK Recruitment Services goal is to significantly reduce the time and costs associated with recruiting skilled staff for the UK Dealer Network. Calex UK Recruitment Services use a very robust initial vetting process to provide short lists of candidates suitable for the roles. These are then submitted to the Volvo Cars Dealer Manager to review and decide on who they would like to put forward for formal interview. This saves a great deal of time for the Volvo Dealer to locate suitable staff to fill their vacancies and provides an excellent saving in costs. Calex UK Recruitment Services are skilled in the automotive sector and understand the needs of the Dealer Network so are able to filter applications accurately. Vacancies are submitted to the Calex UK Recruitment Team and are then posted as live vacancies on a number of well know platforms to search for suitable applicants. This process is managed by a team of recruitment consultants at Calex UK who manage the entire recruitment process, from screening candidates through telephone and skype interviews and assess basic skills. This new partnership is built upon a long term relationship with Volvo Cars and Calex UK in providing training and apprenticeship services since 2007.

Media and Virtual

Virtual delivery has become a very important element in how Calex deliver training across our client base.

The use of the virtual classroom platform has shown to be able to deliver greater training days across the Peugeot Citroën Retailer Network. This is done simply by giving total flexibility to employers to enrol their staff on courses at short notice and at much lower costs. Whilst virtual does not take the place of all learning, such as practical skills development, it is really making an impact across adult and apprenticeship delivery.

With the New Apprenticeship Standard now available for Light Vehicle Maintenance we have the ability to be able to deliver key modules of the curriculum through the virtual platform to help the apprentices to continue to learn and develop when they are back at their place of work. In this way when they attend their training at the Academy we can concentrate on the key practical skills required to complete the gateway assessments and final end point assessment.



Commercial and management training

Agile Approach

We use an agile approach to learning to provide the right learning to the right people at the right time using the right delivery method for the learning to take place.

The agile approach to the leadership programme allows access to learning materials, business theories and their practical application through pre-bookable sessions that are delivered by high impact attended sessions, workshops that explore ways in which the business leader can apply the theories and frameworks to their business.

Virtual Sessions

Leaders can also book on virtual sessions, which include one to one executive coaching and mentoring and access to a core range of subjects. These allow the business leaders to develop their knowledge and consider the ways in which they can be moulded to help their business evolve.

Virtual sessions allow the learner to access the latest business learning without the long drive to a course and without the overnight stay. Sessions can be booked right up to just a few minutes before and all offer face to face interaction with their coach/host.

Interaction between fellow business leaders is also afforded by the use of video link up to allow the benefits of face to face communication with peers to take place, so that an exchange of ideas and a collaborative approach to learning can take place.

Resources are made available for viewing and/or download so that leaders have constant access to a wide range of tools and frameworks, videos and other mixed media formats. This allows an “on demand” feel to the offering and taps in to the leader’s moment of need.

The virtual sessions require a laptop or desktop that has a webcam and microphone but can also be accessed via the adobe connect app on most smartphones. On-demand offerings are available using the same means, which means that the business leader truly can engage with a wide range of subjects while “on the go”, at their place of work or at home.

The blended approach to delivery used on the leadership programme means that the learner is in control of their own development and we have found higher levels of engagement as a result.

This approach demonstrates the agile philosophy of what we do; placing the 'right people, right content, right way, right time' at the heart of the programme.

Utilising a combination of pre-booked and on demand offerings, this includes:

  • Attended Classroom
  • Virtual Delivery
  • 1-2-1 Executive Coaching
  • Educational Films
  • Animated Learning
  • FaceTime/Skype
  • Games and Gaming
  • Bespoke Business Diagnostic Tools
  • Learning Pathway
  • Resource Centre App

Our Elite Leadership Excellence Programme currently delivered at the PSA Academy covers a wide range of subjects using the above methods to deliver industry leading learning on:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Change Management
  • High Performing Teams
  • The Silo Effect
  • Customer Experience
  • Coaching Skills – Introduction
  • Advanced Coaching (Including the Implementation of a Coaching Culture)
  • Consumer Law
  • Employee Legislation
  • Digital Marketing & Social Media
  • Business Improvement by Marginal Gains
  • Delegation & Epowerment
  • Employee Engagement
  • Exit Interviews
  • Performance Management Conversations
  • Learning Styles
  • Personal Development Plans
  • Leadership Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Talent Spotting & Succession Planning
  • Strengthscope 360 Degree Assessement & Feedback
  • Time/Task Management
  • Onboarding & Induction
  • More

This is all delivered using a bespoke approach to each individual, using Executive Coaching & Mentor at the heart of the programme and putting the learner firmly in control of their own personal development, which has increased engagement with the programme itself.

We also offer product training using innovative styles and techniques as well as high impact learning in all areas of management, sales, after-sales, technical and apprentice learning.

Calex Virtual Delivery Qualification

Our virtual learning design and delivery is underpinned by our own modular qualification which help self-perpetuate excellence and ensure that we continue to push the boundaries. This can be delivered face to face or through the virtual platform.

Recent testimonials have included:

“We have several franchises and I have worked with many manufacturers and no one else is doing anything like this”.
“The session far exceeded my expectations and has been extremely worthwhile”.
“I wouldn't have come to do that action without this coaching session, can I have a session every 4 - 6 weeks?”
"I want the highest level of challenge so I can make sure this is worthwhile and I can already see that t will be”.

Work with us

Our current vacancies at Calex UK are listed below. You can apply for any position online, quickly and easily!

General Data Protection Regulation. When applying for any of our vacancies you will be required to submit elements of your personal data in the form of a CV or covering letter to enable us to process your application efficiently. By applying to any specific vacancies we therefore consider this as confirmation that you will allow the recruitment team to share your information with our clients to enable the recruitment process to take place. We will not share your personal data with any other parties and will be happy to remove any application data if you wish once the vacancy has been filled or if you wish to be removed from the process. You can request this through contacting our data controller using this email address datacontroller@calexuk.com.

Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
Circa £35K Plus Mercedes Car
West Midlands


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21 The Quadrant, Barton Lane
Abingdon Business Park, Abingdon, OX14 3YS


01235 553296

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