Trainee CAD Operator

Competitive plus benefits

  • Permanent
  • East Kilbride Coachbuilders
  • East Kilbride
This vacancy is now closed

We’re recruiting for an enthusiastic, diligent Trainee CAD System Operator to work in our coachbuilding facility in East Kilbride.


Hourly rate, dependant on age and experience.


Full time, Monday – Thursday, 8am – 5.30pm

Friday 8am – 4.30pm

About the role

Our new CAD System Operator will be responsible for creating precision drawings of vehicle body designs from dimensions and specifications.

This technical role will be an ideal fit for someone who is fully computer literate, with an interest in design. You’ll create designs and drawings that will help us meet and surpass our customer expectations.

Day-to-day duties

  • Working closely with the assistant manager and other workshop staff.
  • Carefully and correctly interpreting customer requirements.
  • Learning our computer aided drafting (CAD) system.
  • Learning about bespoke vehicle components.
  • Keeping detailed records of any changes.

Essential skills

  • A high level of accuracy, as well as the ability to multi-task and prioritise workload.
  • Great communication and listening skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • The ability to work equally well on your own initiative, as well as part of a team.

Nice to have (but not essential)

  • Some relevant experience of CAD systems, though specific training will be given to help you do your job.  
  • A working knowledge of vehicle components.

In return, you’ll receive an employee benefits package that is among the best in the industry, including private health care, life assurance and preferential vehicle offers.

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

Employment with Arnold Clark is offered subject to satisfactory reference and disclosure check. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview. Some benefits are only available after a qualifying period.