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Arnold Clark awards scholarships to four students for commitment to their studies

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ARNOLD Clark has awarded scholarships to four Fife College students for their commitment to automotive studies and to help them pursue a career in the industry.

The scholarships were awarded to Luke Brown from Kirkcaldy, Mark Adair from Glenrothes, and Keir Gardiner and Jordan Bachini from Leslie. The scholarships are intended to help them progress their careers in the automotive industry by providing them with a placement and possible job opportunity with Arnold Clark.

Managing director of Arnold Clark, Eddie Hawthorne, presented them with their certificates at a special event.

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The awards were made by the Adam Smith Foundation, which takes care of Fife College’s scholarship programme. The students were also given prize money for their hard work. Gardiner and Adair received £500 while Brown and Bachini were awarded £250 each.

Also in attendance was Carol Henry, director of HR at Arnold Clark; Ian Taylor, group operations manager of GTG Training; Stephen Ayton, curriculum manager for mechanical and automotive engineering at Fife College; and Tom McPherson, vice president of the Fife College Student Association.

Eddie Hawthorne said: ‘Arnold Clark is Europe’s number-one independently-owned family-run car dealer and we are committed to ensuring we take on board people who have the passion and skills to keep us at the forefront of our business.

‘Supporting this scholarship through the Adam Smith Foundation and Fife College enables us to meet first-class students, recognise their achievements and provide a range of opportunities to help them progress in their careers.’


The four students were all very pleased to have received scholarships from Arnold Clark.

Luke Brown said: ‘I am delighted to have won this award and plan to spend the money on tools to help me progress my skills. Long term I hope to reach the top of my trade by becoming a Master Technician.’

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Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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