Girls with Skills

Be the
  game changer

We're returning in November 2024!

We're delighted to say that Girls with Skills is back, and it's bigger and better than ever before!

We're looking for talented and motivated people just like you to join our Girls with Skills apprenticeship programme and help change the industry in 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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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 go into full-time employment after becoming qualified.

How it all works

Girls with Skills is a short, three-stage programme designed to give you first-hand experience of a real apprenticeship and, if you successfully complete the programme, you can start a full apprenticeship in September 2024. It’s that easy!

Stage one

You’ll start by attending the first stage of the programme at our GTG Training facilities in November, where you’ll:

  • Take part in basic mechanical, bodyshop, parts and customer service tasks.
  • Experience the facilities and meet the trainers and assessors.
  • Hear from our apprentices, past and present, about what you can expect when you begin your apprenticeship.
  • Meet our Early Careers team.
  • Experience apprenticeship tests.

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 between January and March, but we’re happy to be flexible on dates. And, of course, you’ll be supported every step of the way.

Stage three

On successful completion of the programme, you’ll begin you’re chosen apprenticeship with Arnold Clark in September 2025.

Why choose an apprenticeship?

  • Earn a wage from the moment you start.
  • Get real work experience while you learn.
  • Gain a recognised qualification.
  • Enjoy staff benefits, such as free driving lessons, 33 days’ annual leave and employee discounts on cars.
  • Start a career! 91% of Arnold Clark apprentices go on to start full-time positions.

Apprenticeship opportunities available:

  • Technician apprenticeships
  • Bodyshop apprenticeships
  • Aftersales Customer Advisor apprenticeships

Entry requirements

  • Age 16 or over (Candidates must turn 16 before September 2024.)
  • Keen to learn
  • Must have achieved or be working towards National 4 in Maths and English

Dates for your diary

Stage one

GTG Glasgow
8th November, 10:00am - 4pm
GTG Edinburgh
14th November, 10:00am - 4pm

Stage two

Work experience
Work experience week will take place between January and March.

What do our
  apprentices say?

Jessica Jamieson

I loved taking part in the Girls with Skills programme. My favourite part was my work placement in branch - everyone was really friendly. Girls with Skills really allowed my confidence to grow and I'm so happy to be doing my apprenticeship now.

Jessica Jamieson
Second Year 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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