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250 Apprentices For Arnold Clark

30th April 2016 Paul Andrews

Scottish family business Arnold Clark is offering 250 new apprentices the opportunity to join the company this summer.

The apprenticeships offer an opportunity for anyone aged 16 to 19 years old looking for a career and recognised qualification in the motor industry. Not only will on-the-job training be provided but apprentices will also attend one of Arnold Clark’s GTG Training centres in weekly blocks at various intervals throughout. Many apprentices move on to more senior roles after qualification, including senior technician, supervisory and management positions.

Coral McKissack, a first year Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician at Arnold Clark Volkswagen in Glasgow speaks of her experience, "I applied for an apprenticeship with GTG as it’s a great way to learn and I have always been really interested in working with cars. I have been assigned my own mentor who I work closely with but I also shadow the other technicians, which allows me the opportunity to be involved in working with different people on many different tasks and specialisms."

"Applying to GTG has been the best thing that I have ever done and I just wish I had done it sooner. I can’t fault GTG, it’s one of the best facilities I’ve ever been to, with great tutors and a great learning environment. I would say to anyone thinking about an apprenticeship they should 100 per cent go for it."

"I hope that in five years’ time I am still working for Arnold Clark as a fully qualified technician, and mentoring new apprentices who are in the position I once was. I would then have the chance to share my knowledge and experience with them and contribute to them achieving their apprenticeship qualification."

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."

Arnold Clark is a previous winner of the Glasgow Business Awards Modern Apprenticeship Employer of the Year.

Do you want to apply?

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. For further information on careers at Arnold Clark, visit ArnoldClark.com/careers 

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