Apprenticeships with Skillnet

There are a range of Skillnet Apprenticeship roles available with a variety of automotive businesses across the UK. Skillnet Apprenticeship roles are available in most business departments within an automotive franchised dealership.

First established in 1997, Skillnet was one of the first training providers in the motor industry to achieve the prestigious Training Quality Standard award in 2008. Skillnet operates nationally and offers a full range of training services to employers and employees. As a result, Skillnet manages the training for more than 4,000 people each year.

Skillnet has a national network of training centres with excellent facilities for light vehicle and heavy vehicle technical training. The company also offers a full range of non-technical training courses in sales, customer service, administration and parts.

Importantly, if you are just leaving school, Skillnet can help you find your first employer. If you already have work experience, Skillent can help you access further training or look for your next career move. Each year, Skillnet helps more than 20,000 people looking for Apprenticeships and other full-time roles.

Skillnet delivers the national Apprenticeship programmes for Ford Motor Company, DAF Trucks, Scania Great Britain and Isuzu. In addition, Skillnet also represents hundreds of independent garages and repair businesses across the UK. The company also works with hundreds of employers in logistics and other industries that offer Apprenticeships.

Skillnet recruits Apprentices or provides the academic training and qualifications on behalf of the following companies: FordScaniaDAF, Freight Transport Association, Biffa, Veolia, McLaren Automotive, Isuzu, SHB Vehicle Hire & Management, Northgate Vehicle Hire, Sandicliffe, and Evans Halshaw.


A traineeship is designed to help young people aged 16 to 24 who don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience to apply for an Apprenticeship. A traineeship provides the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure an apprenticeship or employment. Furthermore, the majority of Skillnet’s successful Trainees go on to a full time Apprenticeship training programme and employment.

Roles Available with Skillnet

There are a wide range of Skillnet Apprenticeship roles available in several different business functions, including:

  • Light Vehicle Technician, Heavy Vehicle Technician and Fast-Fit Technicians
  • Mechanical and Electrical Technician / Vehicle Body Fitting Technician
  • Vehicle Paint Technician and Vehicle Panel Technician
  • Parts Technician, or Auto Electrician
  • Customer Service, Sales, or Business Administration

Education Requirements for Skillnet

The Education Requirements for a Skillnet Apprenticeship can vary according to the specific role for which you are applying.

However, a general guideline is that candidates will need to demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Maths, English and Information Communication Technologies (ICT)

Candidates who do not yet have these qualifications can apply for a Traineeship – see above.

When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Skillnet?

As Skillnet Apprenticeship roles are often available throughout the year, candidates should refer to the Skillnet Apprenticeship website for details of when to apply for current vacancies.

To find out more about this Apprenticeship at Skillnet register now:

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