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Arnold Clark Accounts Academy to recruit 28 new graduates

Arnold Clark is looking for talented graduates to join their accountancy training scheme

An Accounts Academy graduate

An Accounts Academy graduate

It all adds up to a great opportunity

Arnold Clark is delighted to announce that we’ll be recruiting 28 graduate accountants in 2017. Hiring the best talent is vital to our financial operations and every year we take on graduates throughout the country to join our ACCA platinum approved training scheme – the Accounts Academy.

What to expect from the programme

Successful candidates will be based in a local Arnold Clark branch and work alongside an experienced member of our accounts team. To add to their education, our new accountants will enjoy quarterly teaching blocks at GTG Training, Arnold Clark’s leading-edge training facility, and study towards their ACCA qualification while meeting logbook objectives. With over 200 branches throughout the country, there’s also plenty of opportunity to travel.

Jill, a 2013 Accounts Academy entrant who is now a Branch Accountant overseeing two sites said: ‘It’s a very structured scheme where I learnt a lot of different skills, some specific to Arnold Clark but also management techniques and Excel skills that I could take back into the branch and use. The course really aligns itself to your career.’

An opportunity to progress

Arnold Clark is Europe’s largest independent car retailer, employing over 11,000 people and has an annual turnover in excess of £3 billion. Hard work and talent will be rewarded with promotion, with plenty of past Accounts Academy graduates now holding senior positions within the company.

Jenni Morris, who joined Arnold Clark via the Accounts Academy and is now Franchise Accountant for our Volkswagen branches, said:

‘Arnold Clark is a forward thinking company where you can get a lot of experience, and because it’s a fast-moving business, every day is slightly different.’ Have you got what it takes?

If you’re educated to a degree standard (2:1 or above) in the fields of accounting, finance, or mathematics, with a full clean driving licence, then we want to hear from you.

If you’re ready to move your career up a gear, apply today by emailing your CV to

About the Author

Andrew Moir

Staff write at Arnold Clark