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

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Time for something new?

With the valeter progression programme, a new career could be closer than you think.

We’re giving Arnold Clark valeters the chance to become qualified technicians within the company in just two years for Scotland and three years for England.

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Why become a technician?

At Arnold Clark, technicians are the driving force of our business, helping to keep our customers safe on the road. When you qualify as a technician, you’ll work with a range of manufacturers and models, carrying out repairs, road testing and making sure the vehicles you work on are delivered back to the customer in the very best condition.

Polish up your skills

  • Gain a Level 2 or 3 qualification via an apprenticeship
  • Develop your attention to detail and vehicle knowledge
  • Learn the technical skills of a technician

Earn while you learn and once qualified you’ll receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Industry-leading working conditions
  • Bonus schemes
  • Group insurance for your tools

Drive your career forward

  • Gain accredited mechanical qualifications
  • Train using the latest vehicle technology
  • Work with a huge range of makes and models

What you’ll learn

Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship in Vehicle Fitting

The course provides prospective light vehicle technicians with the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out the role of a modern automotive technician. Example units covered are:

  • Workplace good housekeeping in motor vehicle environments
  • Reducing risks to health and safety
  • Maintaining working relationships
  • Inspecting, repairing and replacing light vehicle tyres
  • Inspect, test and replace batteries and related components
  • Inspect and replace light vehicle exhaust components
  • Inspect, adjusting and replacing light vehicle braking systems and components
  • Carrying out routine light vehicle maintenance

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 3

The course provides prospective light vehicle technicians with the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out the role of a modern automotive technician. Example units covered are:

  • Workplace good housekeeping and effective use of equipment
  • Reducing risks to health and safety
  • Maintaining working relationships
  • Carrying out routine vehicle serving and maintenance
  • Removing and refitting light vehicle components
  • Understanding light vehicle electrical systems
  • Diagnose, recommend and rectify light vehicle components
  • Air conditioning re-gas and maintenance

When does the programme begin?

November 2019

For valeters based in Scotland

March 2020

For valeters based in England

Registrations have now closed

How do I apply?

Let us know if you’re interested

Fill out your details in the form below to let us know that you’d like to be part of the valeter progression programme.

You don’t need your line manager’s approval to register your interest.

We’ll confirm your application

We’ll email you to let you know your application has been received and when you can expect to hear from us next.

Online and practical testing

You’ll be contacted to do an online test which can be carried out at work or at home. If you do it at work, your line manager will provide you with access to a computer and time to complete the test.

For Scottish applicants – you’ll also be invited to complete a practical test at one of our branches in Glasgow on 16th September 2019 or Dundee on 17th September 2019.

England dates will be confirmed in the next few months.

If you successfully complete the practical test, you will then be invited to an interview.

Start your training

If you’re selected for the programme, you will be assigned to a workshop to begin your training. Some of the training will also take place at our GTG centres based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Wolverhampton.

As there are limited spaces available (15 in Scotland and 15 in England) each new applicant will be assessed on an individual basis.

You’re qualified!

Congratulations, you’re now a qualified Arnold Clark technician! All successful apprentices will be based at a branch within a reasonable distance from their home with consideration given to each employee’s own circumstances.


If I’m not accepted, or I fail, am I able to reapply?

Yes. Any employee that is not accepted into the programme is welcome to apply again the following year. We expect the programme to be popular, and although you may be successful in passing the online and practical tests, only 30 valeters across the UK can be selected for the progression programme on an annual basis.

Is there a minimum or maximum age criteria?


Do I need to pay for my own tools?

No. All required tools for training are supplied by the Group.

When should I make my line manager aware that I’ve applied?

While you do not need your line manager’s authorisation to apply, please ensure they are made aware one you have submitted your application.

Your manager has been made aware that the progression programme has launched, and to ensure a smooth transition, they will be supported by the Recruitment department to hire for your role.

Will I be able to choose which franchise I work for?

Whilst you will not be able to select your preferred franchise, we will work to ensure that, in line with business needs, each employee will be based locally.


If you have a question about any part of the training, or would like to know more about the course, just let us know at