Ford Apprentice Leah Makes Autocar's Top 100 Rising Stars!

Leah Catton of Nottingham hailed as crème of the crop in Autocar search after she was nominated by Sandicliffe Ford Hucknall Manager Brian Hudson.

Ford’s 18-year-old apprentice, Leah Catton from Nottingham, has been nominated as one of the top 100 rising female British Stars in the industry by Autocar Magazine. The industry’s top 100 rising stars will be announced on Wednesday 21 June at Twickenham Stadium where the winners will be mixing with some of the industry’s biggest hitters and will get involved in a series of panel debates, discussions and work groups.

Leah was put forward by her proud manager Brian Hudson who has worked with her at Sandicliffe Ford of Hucknall, Nottingham for the last two years, during her apprenticeship with Ford, run by Skillnet, one of the UK’s largest providers of Apprenticeships to the automotive industry. Leah is thrilled to have been chosen.

Leah said that “this is when I was hooked and decided that’s what I want to do, work on cars.”


Lee Acton, Chief Executive, Skillnet, said: “We are delighted that one of Skillnet’s apprentices has been chosen as the top 100 female stars in the automotive industry. We welcome women into the industry and the fact that Leah has achieved so much is testament to what women can do in a principally male dominated industry.”

In her spare time, Leah teaches children kick boxing and swimming, as well as competing herself. Both take a lot of dedication and discipline. She applies this same dedication and discipline in her job role to help her achieve her ultimate goal, which is to work in the pit lanes, working on racing cars, where it all began.

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