Apprentice Spray Painter, Jobs, 12230
  • Used cars
  • New cars
  • Nearly-new cars
  • Car finance
  • Vans
  • Motability

Apprentice Spray Painter

  • Salary: £13,869 per annum
  • Type of work: Permanent
  • Location: Glasgow
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About the role

We’re looking for Scotland-based apprentices to join the business and work towards a recognised qualification in Spray Painting.


Full time, 39 hours per week

About the role

As an Apprentice Spray Painter, you’ll get the unique chance to work for Europe’s largest independently owned car retailer. You must be able to work well with mentors and supervisors while carrying out your responsibilities in the bodyshop, from keeping things clean and tidy to learning how to refinish, polish and carry out minor repairs on a huge range of vehicles.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, an eye for detail and have good dexterity for manual tasks. You will train to an SVQ Level 3 qualification in Vehicle Refinishing.

Day-to-day duties

  • Preparing vehicles to the manufacturer’s specifications as stated on job cards.
  • Carrying out general housekeeping in the workshop.
  • Liaising with mentors and supervisors to carry out any tasks.
  • Working safely whilst completing workshop tasks.
  • Completing polishing operations after refinishing.
  • Completing refinishing operations and learning to apply topcoats.
  • Carrying out work and following instructions in a professional manner.

Essential skills

  • You must have gained or be working towards a National 4 or above in Maths, English and a Science or technical subject (or accredited equivalent).
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and tight timescales.
  • Good levels of literacy and numeracy.
  • Good timekeeping.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Keen to learn and able to follow instruction.
  • A meticulous eye for detail
  • Ability to work as a team and on your own initiative.

In return, you will receive extensive training as you work towards your qualification and hands-on workshop experience for a dynamic automotive company of 11,500 employees. You’ll also receive a benefits package including private health care, life assurance and generous retail discounts and preferential terms on new and used cars.

Employment within the Arnold Clark Group is offered subject to satisfactory reference and disclosure check.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview.


Every Arnold Clark employee is entitled to a wide range of benefits, including:

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Discount on new and used vehicles

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Contributory pension scheme

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Private medical insurance

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Life assurance