Arnold Clark will be recruiting 270 new apprentices this summer.
The apprenticeship programme offers anyone aged 16–19 years old the opportunity to learn skills and gain a recognised qualification in the motor industry.
The apprentices will receive both on-the-job training at an Arnold Clark branch, as well as attend a number of weeklong training blocks at one of Arnold Clark’s GTG Training centres.
Many apprentices have the opportunity to move on to more senior roles after qualification, including senior technician, supervisory and management positions.
Danielle Hume, a 2016 graduate apprentice at Stirling Mazda, said: ‘I’ve had a passion for cars for as long as I can remember! When I was at school, we had an open day and an Arnold Clark representative came in and spoke to us about the apprenticeship, so I just applied as soon as I finished school. I’ve always wanted to work for a big company because I think the job security is better.’
Each apprentice is assigned a mentor who guides them through the 3-year training programme. Speaking of her mentor, Danielle said: ‘My mentor Paul MacKie sadly passed away last year. He was the best mentor, very skillful – he knew cars inside out. He let me make mistakes and helped me improve, he was such a brilliant person.’ The next step in her career sees Danielle hoping to become a qualified technician on a manufacturer specific level.
Suzanne Sherry, Apprentice Recruitment Manager at Arnold Clark said: ‘As Scotland’s largest privately owned company, this move demonstrates our continued commitment to the apprenticeship scheme and to creating new jobs for Scotland and the UK. We are very keen to introduce a younger workforce to the Arnold Clark family of already over 11,000 staff.’
If you have a keen interest in cars and have, or are currently studying for Standard Grades (1–4), National Grade (4/5) or GSCE (A–C) in Maths or English and either a science or technical subject and would like to earn while you learn, then an apprenticeship with Arnold Clark could be ideal for you.
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