• Used cars
  • New cars
  • Nearly-new cars
  • Car finance
  • Vans
  • Motability

Girls with Skills

Be the
  game changer

Think that working with cars is just for boys? Think again.

We’re looking for talented and motivated people just like you to join our Girls with Skills programme and help change the industry for the future.

There are loads of exciting career opportunities to choose from, so whether you fancy a job in the workshop or you’d like to become an automotive business leader one day, our fast-track programme to an apprenticeship can get you on the road to career success.

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What does a typical day look like for our apprentices?

Caitlin King

Caitlin King
Apprentice technician

Why choose an apprenticeship?

  • Earn a wage from the moment you start
  • Get real work experience while you learn
  • Experience on the job training
  • Gain a recognised qualification
  • Enjoy staff benefits, holidays and employee discounts on cars
  • Get a job! 91% of Arnold Clark apprentices continued into full-time employment after becoming qualified.

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How it all works

Girls with Skills is a short, two-stage programme designed to give you first-hand experience of a real apprenticeship. If you complete it, you could start a full apprenticeship in September 2019. It's that simple!

Stage one

You’ll start by attending the first stage of the programme at our GTG Training facility in Glasgow or Edinburgh in March, where you’ll:

  • Take part in basic mechanical tasks.
  • Take part in fun challenges onboard our interactive apprenticeship van.
  • Take a tour of the training facilities.
  • Get inspired by some of our current apprentices, past and present.
  • Meet assessors, trainers and our Early Careers team.
  • Experience the apprenticeship practical test.

Stage two

Following on from the session, you’ll be invited for a week’s work experience at an Arnold Clark branch of your choice, so you can get a taste of your future job before you start.

This will take place in May, but we’re happy to be flexible on dates. And you’ll be supported every step of the way.

Celebration event

After you’ve finished your work experience, you’ll be invited along to a special event to celebrate your achievement. This will be held at GTG Glasgow in June and you’re welcome to bring along your friends and your family to join the fun.

If you have been successful in securing an apprenticeship, you’ll start in September 2019.

Dates for your diary

Stage one

GTG Glasgow
Tuesday 19th March, 10am-4pm
GTG Glasgow
Wednesday 20th March, 10am-4pm
GTG Edinburgh
Thursday 21st March, 10am-4pm

Celebration event

GTG Glasgow
Wednesday 12th June

Ready to change your life?

Ready to change your life? Speak to your school contact today to confirm your place.

What do our
  apprentices say?

Coral Mckissack

I would tell anyone considering an apprenticeship that it is worth the time and effort you put in. It's not easy and can be very demanding at times however it is a hugely rewarding job. Even after your apprenticeship ends, the company is very supportive with progression and as long as you are willing to put in the effort, you’ll go far in this industry.

Coral Mckissack
Fully qualified technician

Xsara Meiklem

I learned a lot more than I expected to be doing in my first year. My favourite part is the people I work with. Everyone has made me feel so welcome. I just feel part of the team. I’d definitely recommend an apprenticeship with Arnold Clark.

Xsara Meiklem
Apprentice technician


Is your child interested in taking part in our Girls with Skills programme? Check out our handy guide for parents.

View our guide for parents


Check out our handy Girls with Skills guide for schools.

View our guide for schools


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