The Glasgow Training Group was established in Kirkintilloch, Glasgow, in 1971, with the aim of delivering high-quality apprenticeships across the West of Scotland for the automotive industry.
The company, which was created by an automotive retail consortium including Sir Arnold Clark, brought about much-needed change for apprentices and the entire industry, and introduced a varied and innovative training programme that would grow to become one of the most respected in the UK.
Purchased by the Arnold Clark Group in 2003, the business soon became known as GTG Training Ltd. and expanded its offering to provide high-quality training courses and education across a wide range of disciplines, such as Business Skills, Computer & IT, Health & Safety, Transport & Logistics and Automotive Technical.
With £50million of investment since 2004, GTG now owns five dedicated training centres – in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Wolverhampton. At the very core of the business lies a deep-seated passion for providing high-quality apprenticeships. We recognise the importance of investing in the future workforce and our aim is to give learners the skills and experience they need to succeed in the automotive, transport and health and safety industries.
GTG hears the voice of its stakeholders and is always considering how best to meet their needs, including clients, learners, delegates, staff, the Board and the wider industry. That’s why we consistently reinvest our profits to provide flexible and effective workspaces, up-to-date technology, relevant and modern equipment, dedicated staff and more.
The growth of the business has coincided with a number of important milestones – becoming the official provider of fleet services and volunteer training for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games; a visit from Prince Charles in 2015 following our involvement with Prince’s Trust Get into Cars initiative and our Training Provider of the Year award at the 2019 Talent in Logistics awards.
With the approval of many prestigious bodies, such as SQA, IMI, RHA, ILM, FTA, City and Guilds, GTG has defined its position as one of the UK's most innovative, experienced and qualified training providers.
GTG Training — Helping people succeed for 50 years