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    Arnold Clark

    Founded in 1954 by Sir Arnold Clark, Arnold Clark Automobiles has gone from a single-showroom venture in Glasgow's West End to a multi-franchise, UK-wide organisation with over 10,000 employees. The business, named Automotive Management's Retailer of the Year for 2016, is Europe's largest car retailer and represents 23 new car franchises in over 200 branches across the UK.

    62 years on from the opening of its first branch in Glasgow, Arnold Clark is Europe's largest independently owned motor dealer, with a proud history and an exciting future.

    Arnold Clark has over 18,000 used cars in stock and sells new cars from 23 manufacturers offering fantastic choice and value to customers. It sells about 250,000 cars a year but that is not just down to salespeople. All employees play a valuable role in its continued success, and Arnold Clark puts customer experience at the heart of its focus.

    The Group does so much more than just sell cars. It provides rental vehicles, business fleet services, and high quality training in a host of areas, as well as servicing, MOT tests and accident repairs. It also supports local initiatives, to help the communities in which it operates.

    What is more, it has a vibrant apprenticeship programme and actively encourages people into the automotive industry with training, support and an exceptional benefits package.


    Head Office

    • 454 Hillington Road
    • Glasgow
    • G52 4FH

    Other Locations

    • 200 branches, 130 service centres, 40 accident repair centres, 13 parts centres

    Year Founded

    • 1954

    Sector

    • Automotive

    Core Skills

    • Customer Services
    • Accountancy
    • Sales
    • Automotive
    • Retail
    • Admin/Secretarial/PA
    • HR/Training/Recruitment
    • Marketing/PR
    • IT/Telecommunications

    Average age of Staff

    Male / Female Ratio

    Number of Staff


    • What are the benefits of working at Arnold Clark? Open or Close

      Every Arnold Clark employee is entitled to a wide range of benefits including: Discounts on the purchase of new or used vehicles, vehicle rental, servicing, parts & accessories, home, travel & car insurance and accident repairs; Contributory pension scheme; Life assurance; Private medical insurance; Childcare vouchers; Introductory sales commission; Learning and personal development opportunities; Accist - accident management.

    • What kind of training does Arnold Clark offer to employees?Open or Close

      Arnold Clark is committed to training, supporting and developing all of its employees' careers. So much so, the Arnold Clark Group continually works to develop each member of staff within their current role while providing the opportunity for career development. This commitment to its employees has been further cemented by the development of three training centres in Glasgow, Edinburgh and most recently in Wolverhampton called GTG Training. Here, employees can develop and gain further qualifications. Health & Safety Transport Training Automotive Technical Business Skills Computer & IT In addition, as part of Arnold Clark's Staff Development Programme, employees can undertake courses in supervisory management with certification from the Institute of Leadership and Management. Training is also provided for managers and senior staff seeking promotion which is integrated with the company's own Management Development Programme and recognised by leading bodies throughout the industry.

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