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Welcome to Skillnet Ltd

Welcome to Skillnet the UK’s leading automotive training provider.

We work with Schools and Colleges across the UK and with some of the world’s best known brands.

Supporting and developing careers from school to full qualification Skillnet have an unequalled record of delivery resulting in one of the highest progression and qualification rates of any provider in the industry.

We are proud that our standards are recognised by many external bodies as outstanding and we constantly strive to improve on these.

Our manufacturer programmes are also recognised by external bodies as outstanding with our  Ford and Daf programmes being award winning.

Our customer’s testimonials are available on our website where you can apply to become an apprentice but below are just a few

 “Skillnet have been consistent and reliable during training.  Achieving the desired results, always available for additional visits and assist with any queries at anytime”.  Martin Smith of Lifestyle Ford, West Sussex

“Had the pleasure of visiting one of your Colleges for an open day, most impressed” – Roy Bodman of Northgate, Glasgow

“Our apprentice has done really well, Skillnet has helped him immensely” –
Ian Peters of Vospers, Roche

We look forward to working with you

About us

Skillnet Automotive Academy - Recruiting & Training Apprentices

Skillnet Automotive Academy was established in 1997 and was one of the first training providers in the motor industry to achieve the prestigious Training Quality Standard award in 2008. In 2010 we also obtained Grade one "Outstanding" status from Ofsted and this was followed up with the achievement of "Beacon" status later that same year. We operate nationally and can offer a full range of training services to employers and employees. Each year we manage the training for more than 2,500 people. Across our national range of training centres we offer excellent facilities for light vehicle and heavy vehicle technical training. We also offer a full range of non-technical training courses in sales, customer service, administration and parts. We can help you find, recruit and train Apprentices in all motor related disciplines, through our excellent links with schools and Connexions. Each year we get more than 15,000 applications from people looking to enter the motor industry – one of them could be your ideal next Apprentice

Who we work with


We are proud to deliver the national apprenticeship programmes for Ford Motor Company, DAF Trucks, and Scania Great Britain. In addition we deal with hundreds of independent garages and repair businesses across the UK

Facilities available

Our Own Training Academy

Skillnet operates two of its own training academy's in Croxley and in Eastcote.

Each is fully equiped to deliver traingin from Foundation Level all the way through to Adult Master Technician.

Our state of the art Academy at Croxley is also capable of handling Management and Non Technical training delivered through highly qualified and expereinced tutors and assessors.

Additional support

Skillnet is proud of its record of support to Learners at all stages of their careers.

From helping you to find employment through to qualification we will be with you every step of the way.

Our Ofsted and Matrix awards show we are committed to ensuring the experience of working with us is second to none.

Where additional support is required in such areas as Key/functional Skills we identify this and work with you to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Working with qualified tutors and assessors we visit you and your employer every 6 – 8 weeks to ensure you are progressing and that they are aware of their responsibilities.

For Parents and Guardians we provide helpful guides and advice and we are only a phone call away.

We fully support female entrants to the industry and we have own trained female mentors within our company to help you.



How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Skillnet Ltd directly.

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