This summer, 300 new apprentices will be given the opportunity to join the Arnold Clark Group.
The apprenticeship programme offers anyone over 16 years old the opportunity to learn skills and gain a recognised qualification. All apprentices will receive training at an Arnold Clark site, and some will also attend a number of week-long visits at one of the Group’s GTG training centres. After gaining their qualifications, apprentices have the opportunity to grow their skills further and develop their career within the Group.
While there are lots of apprenticeships offered in traditional motor trade roles such as technicians, spray painters, body repairers and parts advisors, there are also opportunities for apprentices in roles such as IT, engineering, customer service and business admin.
Suzanne Sherry, Apprentice Recruitment Manager at Arnold Clark said:
‘This year’s recruitment drive demonstrates our continued commitment to the apprenticeship scheme and to creating new jobs throughout the UK. It’s important for us to introduce a younger and more diverse workforce to the Arnold Clark team.
‘We know that there are still some gaps in understanding; from the age at which the apprenticeship journey can begin, to the benefits it can bring. Little by little, we hope to eradicate any misconceptions about apprenticeships, and to raise awareness of them as a viable and hugely rewarding career path.’
Michael Carlin, Apprentice SQL Software Developer, said:
‘I was looking online for work in computing when I came across the Arnold Clark Graduate Scheme. I didn’t have the grades to apply for that, but I was delighted to be offered the Modern Apprenticeship. I receive training on the job at Arnold Clark’s head office in Hillington, Glasgow. It’s a relaxed environment to work in and everyone’s been really helpful so far. It’s great to be learning while getting a wage too, and I’m hopeful that I’ll get another chance to go for the Graduate Scheme once my apprenticeship has finished. I’d advise anyone to go for it.’
Xsara Meiklem, Apprentice Technician, added:
‘I’d definitely recommend an Arnold Clark apprenticeship. Every day I’m learning and I’m getting to try things I never thought I’d be able to. Everyone’s been fantastic in the garage and so helpful. I really enjoy my work and look forward to it – I’m always up early!’
This year the recruitment drive will take on a new dimension, with Arnold Clark coming up with new and surprising ways to provide potential apprentices with more information about the available roles during Scottish Apprenticeship Week.
Candidates should have, or should be currently studying for, Standard Grades (1–4), National Grade (4/5) or GSCE (A–C) in subjects relating to the apprenticeship.
Applications for vacancies in Scotland are open from today until Friday 9th March and applications for vacancies in England will be open from Tuesday 13th March until Friday 6th April.