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

Semi Skilled Mechanic

Competitive plus benefits

  • Permanent
  • Dumfries Harry Fairbairn BMW/Mini
  • Dumfries

We’re currently recruiting for Semi-Skilled Mechanics to work at Arnold Clark branches across the UK.


Full time, Monday – Thursday, 8.00am – 5.30pm and Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm.

Flexible working is available with this role.


Harry Fairbairn BMW/MINI Dumfries.

About the role 

Would you like the chance to develop your career and work for the UK’s largest family-owned car retailer? We’re looking for Semi-Skilled Mechanics to work in Arnold Clark branches across the UK.

You’ll get the unique opportunity to work on a wide range of cars from various manufacturers. We’ll also help you enhance your knowledge whilst developing new skills and working towards a recognised industry qualification. What’s more, you’ll work flexible hours and receive some of the best employee benefits in the automotive industry.

Day-to-day duties 

  • Preparing new and used vehicles to high standards.
  • Carrying out standard servicing, repairs and maintenance.
  • Replacing wheels and tyres.
  • Carrying out basic steering geometry checks.
  • Road testing vehicles to quality check repairs.
  • Maintaining equipment and tools.
  • Following the correct procedures and completing documentation.

Essential skills

  • You will have two years’ previous experience in a vehicle workshop environment or you’ll have achieved your Level 2 certificate and diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance.
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of routine servicing and basic mechanical repairs.
  • Good communication skills.
  • The ability to work alone and as part of a team in a competent, safe and efficient manner.
  • Strong attention to detail and a proactive approach.
  • The ability to follow written and spoken instructions and accurately complete paperwork.
  • A full driving licence.

In return for your skills, you’ll receive four weeks of mechanical training induction and a wide variety of career progression opportunities, including further industry qualifications.

As well as flexible hours, working rotational Saturdays, you’ll also enjoy industry-leading benefits, including private healthcare, life assurance and generous employee discounts on new and used cars.

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


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

  • Discount on new and used vehicles
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance

About Arnold Clark

Arnold Clark is Europe’s largest independent car retailer with over 200 branches across the UK. And you could be part of it.

  • Over 11,000 employees
  • Annual turnover of over £3 billion
  • 24 new car franchises
  • Retails over 280,000 vehicles per year
  • Servicing, repairs, MOTs and tyres

Some benefits are only available after a qualifying period.