Used Vehicle Prep Mechanic, Jobs, 53286

Used Vehicle Prep Mechanic

  • Salary: £37,000 - £40,000 DOE plus benefits
  • Type of work: Permanent
  • Location: Giffnock
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About the role

We’re looking for Used Vehicle Preparation Mechanics to join the Arnold Clark team and develop their skills and career with us.


  • 33 days’ annual leave
  • Additional opportunity to earn up to £9,000 every three years in performance bonuses (terms and conditions apply, see specific criteria below)
  • BMW service centre, Giffnock, Glasgow. 
  • Flexible leave
  • Generous employee discounts
  • Private healthcare
  • Workplace pension
  • Toolbox cover
  • …and much more

About the role

Are you Used Vehicle Preparation Mechanic? Develop your career at Arnold Clark.

If you’re good at working with cars, the career possibilities are endless at Arnold Clark. We’re looking for new & used vehicle preparation mechanics with a minimum of two years’ experience to work on an amazing range of makes and models at our busy branch in XX.

Working with our talented technicians, you’ll grow your knowledge, work towards an industry-recognised qualification and develop your career with the UK’s largest independently owned car retailer.

In return for your skills, you can expect lots of rewards, including multiple bonus schemes, overtime paid at time and a half, and free insurance cover for your tools. We’ll also support you with high-quality training and give you a clear career progression path to help you realise your ambitions.

So if you want to get stuck into a career as an Arnold Clark mechanic, here’s what to expect…

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 check repairs.
  • Maintaining equipment and tools.
  • Following the correct procedures and completing documentation.

Essential skills

  • A minimum of two years’ previous experience in a vehicle workshop environment
  • Minimum Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of routine servicing and basic mechanical repairs
  • Good communication skills
  • 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
  • Ability to follow written and spoken instructions and accurately complete paperwork
  • A full UK 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.

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

The below is the criteria to qualify for the performance bonus payment and the TIP criteria:


1) You must be a Technician or an Apprentice in third or fourth year.

2) On joining Arnold Clark, you must be signed up to our Technician Improvement Programme and work a contracted 44-hour week. You will be given details of this when you join.

3)This bonus is accrued based on yearly performance, with each year’s pot being held until the end of year three.

4) Time keeping and attendance – Ensure you have no more than three instances of absence or lateness.

5) Quality and customer complaints – Ensure you do not have any issues recorded against you. We know mistakes can happen, so you’ve got the opportunity to redeem this point by using your second chance card provided an issue raised against you is not too serious.

6) Additional hours – You need to work 52 hours overtime in a six-month period. That equates to just two hours per week; and best of all, it’s paid at time and a half.

7) Resigning or being dismissed before the end of any three-year period would result in no payment being made.

8) Arnold Clark reserves the right to amend / change / cancel this performance scheme at any time.


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