Arnold Clark – Girls in the Automotive Industry
School: Shawlands Academy
Name of Activity/Project: Girls in the Automotive Industry
Name of Employer: Arnold Clark
Industry Sector: Automotive
Target Audience: S3 girls
Partners/Stakeholders: Arnold Clark/Automotive 30% Club
The DYW Coordinator organised a visit for an Arnold Clark female apprentice to come to school to host an assembly for S3 girls. This was in collaboration with the Automotive 30% club – an initiative set up to encourage more female representation in the automotive industry. Their mission is to have at least 30% of the automotive workforce made up of women by 2030. The apprentice spoke about her experiences of working for Arnold Clark and working in what is still a male-dominated sector. She also told the pupils about all the different roles available at Arnold Clark.
To increase awareness of sector awareness in young women and encourage them to consider a career in the automotive industry.
Pupils gained a proper insight into careers with Arnold Clark, and why they should consider a career in the Automotive industry. They learned about all the different types of apprenticeships, from admin and sales, to mechanics.
The pupils now have a greater understanding of women in the automotive industry and the benefit of considering careers that they may not have considered before.
“I enjoyed hearing Elena talk about her job and what it is like to work for Arnold Clark. I am interested in a career in sales but I had never considered working for the car industry. It’s good to know about different options”