Apprentice Spray Painter, Jobs, 18253
  • Used cars
  • New cars
  • Nearly-new cars
  • Car finance
  • Vans
  • Motability

Apprentice Spray Painter

  • Salary: £13,689 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 Vehicle Refinishing.

At the end of your training, you’ll have an SVQ Level 2 qualification in Vehicle Refinishing and hands-on experience in an Arnold Clark Bodyshop department.

You’ll also receive…

  • Your own tools, uniform, boots and overalls.
  • A mentor to support you in the workplace.
  • Introductory training at our dedicated centres.
  • We’ll help you to achieve your driving licence in your second year of training with free lessons and two attempts at your test.
  • Information packs and an invite to our family open day before you start.
  • Free lunches at our training facilities.
  • All the benefits available to existing Arnold Clark employees, from holidays to free private healthcare.




Full time, 39 hours per week.

About the role

As an Apprentice Vehicle Refinisher, 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 2 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.

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

You must have achieved your SQA qualifications before starting the apprenticeship in September 2022.


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