Arnold Clark Apprenticeships

Work. Earn. Learn.

Are you 16 or over? Arnold Clark apprenticeships are a fantastic way to start working, earning and learning new skills straight away.

Our apprenticeship vacancies open in:





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The benefits of an apprenticeship

Earn a wage from the day you start.

Get real workplace experience combined with classroom learning.

Learn transferable skills that'll last throughout your career, whatever path you take.

Be guided by mentors who'll support you throughout your apprenticeship.

Enjoy loads of great benefits including paid holidays and discounts on cars.

Boost your earnings through hard work.

Achieve your driving license with free driving lessons and two attempts at your theory and practical tests.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need NI proof to be employed (may be lost or not received it yet)?

Yes, we need proof of National Insurance before we can process the application.

I don’t have my qualification certificates; do I need these to progress?

Yes, we need proof that qualifications have been achieved. These can be accessed on the SQA Connect website by requesting a copy from the SQA – this may cost a small fee. On the other hand, if you’re still at school, you may be provided with proof of achieved grades.

I have units of the required qualifications, but not the full qualification; can I still apply?

Unfortunately, not – you need to have the full qualification.

What qualifications do I need?

For Technician roles, Body Repair, Spray Painting, Fire & Electronic Security Systems Engineer roles or Garage Equipment Engineer roles, we require the following:

  • Maths
  • English
  • A Science or Technical subject – National 4 or 5 for Scotland and Grade 4-9 or A-C in England.

To work in the Parts department, you need to have:

  • Maths
  • English
  • One other subject – National 4 or 5 for Scotland or Grade 4-9 or A-C for England
My branch is in England - will I be training at GTG Wolverhampton or in Scotland?

Currently all apprenticeship training will be taking place at either GTG Glasgow or GTG Edinburgh. Training for English apprentices is likely to move back to Wolverhampton in early 2022.

How to apply for an apprenticeship

Visit Arnold Clark Early Careers

Hit the apply button

Fill out the application form

Upload evidence

Send us over proof of your qualifications and documentation

You may be selected for online testing

If successful you will be invited for an interview

(Remote based)

Offer and on-boarding

Kickstart your career

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Spotlight on... vehicle parts apprenticeships

What is a vehicle parts apprentice?

The Parts department is vital to the smooth running of Arnold Clark. As a vehicle parts apprentice, you’ll work in a busy and dynamic team, ordering the right parts for our customers and delivering great customer service.

So what can you expect from a vehicle parts apprenticeship?

  • Earn a wage as soon as you start
  • Become an expert! You’ll quickly learn how to identify which parts customers need
  • Deal with customers face-to-face in the workplace, providing them with fantastic service and placing their orders
  • Find out how to efficiently check and pick stock in your department
  • Be supported throughout your apprenticeship by a mentor
  • Enjoy all the benefits available to Arnold Clark employees including employee discounts, retail offers and private healthcare
  • Receive training throughout your apprenticeship and your development and progression will be supported

What’s it really like?

We chatted to Vehicle Parts Apprentice Alicja Skulimowska to find out more about her experience.

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Why choose an apprenticeship?


91% of Arnold Clark apprentices go on to get full-time jobs with us, which makes choosing an apprenticeship a great way to get on the road to career success.

Our apprentices are supported every step of the way as they learn on the job and at our industry-accredited GTG Training centres.

For candidates aged 16 or over. Get ready to shine!

Is your child considering an apprenticeship?


Find out what First Year Vehicle Parts Apprentice Ciara and her dad Robert have to say about apprenticeships at Arnold Clark.

Need more info? Check out our handy parents’ guide to help them make the right decision.

Guide for parents


Just get in touch with and we’ll be happy to help.

Apprentice testimonials


I’ve always been interested in cars so I couldn’t wait to start my apprenticeship. I’ve been supported throughout my journey by my peers, trainers and mentors. If you’re thinking about applying, I would say go for it. Many doors have been opened for me as a result of my apprenticeship.

Irahim Nselenya
3rd year apprentice technician


My parts apprenticeship has given me so many opportunities. My training and progression is supported by my mentor and manager and I know I can always go to them for help when I need it. I really enjoy working with customers and providing them with great service.

Lewis Blackett
Vehicle parts apprentice

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Work experience placements

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, we are unfortunately unable to hold work experience opportunities until further notice. Please see below for more details.

If you're aged between 14-16 and you haven't done your exams yet, you can get started on your Arnold Clark apprenticeship journey with our work experience opportunities in:

  • Customer service
  • Business administration
  • Parts department
  • Mechanical workshop
  • Body repair / Paint workshop
  • Accounts

Bring apprenticeships to your school

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, we have made the decision to put all bookings of the Apprenticeship van on hold until further notice. However, please leave your details below and we will be in touch when we can offer this service again.

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