• Citigo
      • CITIGO 5 Door
        CITIGO 5 Door from  8,985
        CITIGO 5 door
        • ​Our smart city car​​
        • Big on quality and value for money
        • A generous, flexible interior space
        • boot space251l /959l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
      • CITIGO 5 Door Monte Carlo
        CITIGO 5 Door Monte Carlo from  11,520
        CITIGO 5 Door Monte Carlo
        • ​​​​​​​​​​​15-inch Auriga black alloy wheels​​​​​​​​​
        • Lowered suspension​​
        • ​​Front and rear spoile​r​​
        • boot space251l /959l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • Fabia
      • FABIA Hatch
        FABIA Hatch from  11,295
        Fabia Hatch
        • ​​​​​The next step in ŠKODA’s design language
        • ​​Outstanding interior space
        • ​​​Become the designer with our Colour Concept
        • boot space330l /1150l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
      • FABIA Estate
        FABIA Estate from  13,175
        FABIA Estate
        • ​​​​The next step in ŠKODA's design language​
        • Available with a host of ‘Simply Clever’ solutions
        • ​Up to 1,395 litres of boot space​​​
        • boot space530l /1395l
        • up to589mpg
        • from88g/km
      • FABIA Monte Carlo
        FABIA Monte Carlo from  16,100
        FABIA Monte Carlo
        • ​​​​​​​​​​16" Italia black alloy wheels
        • ​LED daytime running lights
        • ​​​Pan​oramic glass roof
        • boot space330l /1150l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • Rapid
      • RAPID
        RAPID from  15,345
        RAPID
        • ​​​​​​​Our new family car​​​​​​​
        • Hatchback body style with fantastic interior space
        • Up to 1490 litres of boot space
        • boot space550l /1490l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • Rapid Spaceback
      • RAPID SPACEBACK
        RAPID SPACEBACK from  14,410
        RAPID Spaceback
        • ​​​Dynamic and fresh design​
        • Spacious passenger leg room and boot
        • ​​Up to 1,380 litres of boot space
        • boot space415l /1380l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • Octavia
      • OCTAVIA Hatch
        OCTAVIA Hatch from  17,195
        OCTAVIA Hatch
        • ​​​​​​​​​​​All-new bold exterior design
        • Now available with enhanced driver assistance systems
        • ​Its spacious, premium interior makes it perfect for families
      • OCTAVIA Estate
        OCTAVIA Estate from  18,395
        OCTAVIA Estate
        • ​​​​​​​​​​The hugely spacious Octavia Estate has never felt more agile​
        • Filled with the latest technology and connectivity
        • ​Available with enhanced driver assistance systems
      • OCTAVIA Scout
        OCTAVIA Scout from  26,685
        OCTAVIA Scout
        • ​​​​​​​​​​​Features a rugged new design
        • ​​Offers practicality and uncompromising performance
        • ​​Available with the latest technology and connectivity​
      • OCTAVIA vRS Hatch
        OCTAVIA vRS Hatch from  25,185
        OCTAVIA vRS Hatch
        • ​​​​​​​​​​​Showcases a dynamic new design
        • ​​The perfect combination of space, pace and power
        • ​​Available with enhanced driver assistance systems​
      • OCTAVIA vRS Estate
        OCTAVIA vRS Estate from  26,385
        OCTAVIA vRS Estate
        • ​​​​​​​​​Showcases a dynamic new design
        • ​​The perfect combination of space, pace and power
        • ​​Available with the latest technology and connectivity​
  • Superb
      • SUPERB Hatch
        SUPERB Hatch from  20,050
        SUPERB Hatch
        • Style and space redefined
        • Our flagship family executive
        • ​​Auto Express 'Best Famil​​y Car' 2015​
        • boot space625l /1760l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
      • SUPERB Estate
        SUPERB Estate from  21,330
        SUPERB Estate
        • The most spacious and com​​fortable ŠKODA yet
        • Our flagship family executive
        • Auto Express 'Best Family Car' 2015
        • boot space660l /1950l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • All-New Karoq
  • Kodiaq
      • KODIAQ
        KODIAQ from  22,190
        KODIAQ
        • ​​​​Our first car to offer seven seats
        • Design, space, functionality and connectivity​​​ combined
        • Best large SUV - WhatCar? Car of the Year 2017 awards​
      • KODIAQ Scout
        KODIAQ Scout from  32,330
        KODIAQ Scout
        • ​​Features a rugged new design
        • ​Offers practicality and uncompromising performance
        • Available with the latest technology and connectivity​

Driver's Seat Initiative

The idea is to inspire people to make their own kind of music

- Paloma Faith

Introduction

We like to celebrate people who show a Driven by Something Different attitude - independently minded people who are confident in their own skin and want to make a positive impact on the world around them. As part of this celebration, we are proud to launch the ŠKODA Driver’s Seat Initiative.

The initiative will be launched in partnership with the Prince’s Trust and Paloma Faith who herself was helped by the Trust when she was a teenager.

Our Mission

ŠKODA are looking for people aged 16-25 who show a Driven By Something Different attitude, have a passion for the arts and want to gain new skills to better themselves and their community. If selected, our young recruits will be invited to attend a 5 day ‘Get Started’ programme, in collaboration with the Prince’s Trust.

The 5-day course will equip our young recruits with the skills and confidence to go on to achieve their goals. Each course will culminate in a group activity to showcase what they have learned over the week and celebrate their achievements. In the 6 months following, our Driver’s Seat Initiative Champions will keep in touch with the participants, to help them achieve their ambitions.

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Prince's Trust Case Studies

Below are case studies of two amazing individuals who, through each attending a Get Started project, turned their lives around.

Sharelle Scullion

Sharelle Scullion

Sharelle, 25, from Gateshead, lost her father when she was just three years-old. When she was four she moved in with her grandparents but suffered from mental and physical abuse at school. Fighting against her anxiety, Sharelle completed The Prince’s Trust programme feeling like a different person: lighter, happier and less anxious. She began volunteering at youth workshops with Live Theatre and used a Development Award from The Trust to enrol on a performing arts course.

Jordan Velinor

Jordan Velinor

Finding it impossible to break in to the industry where he could use his talents and achieve his dreams, Jordan sought the help of The Prince’s Trust to go his own way, and in so doing make more opportunities in the future for other young people.

After struggling to get into a career in video production, Jordan found himself disheartened. Refusing to be defeated, Jordan decided he wanted to start his own media company, one that would help young people like him get into the media industry and gain experience. Jordan approached The Prince’s Trust who offered him the funding, support and business advice he needed to set up his enterprise and change his own future, and the future of many other young people looking for careers in media.

Meet the ŠKODA Driver's Seat Initiative Champions

The ‘Champions’ of the ŠKODA Driver’s Seat Initiative will help motivate and inspire those who are chosen to take part in the initiative

Paloma Faith

Paloma embodies the Driven by Something Different attitude and is a current Prince’s Trust Ambassador. She says, “The Prince’s Trust is a charity that is close to my heart.”

Paloma Faith
Singer, songwriter and actress
Alex Deeley

Once homeless and unemployed, the Get Started programme helped Alex Deeley build his skills and confidence to turn his life around. Now keen to help other young people make a positive change to their future, Alex will be one of the Driver’s Seat Champions for 2018.

Alex Deeley
Driver’s Seat Champion
Tracy Taylor

Involved in the Prince’s Trust as part of her graduate programme, Tracey has worked to help the unemployed and people with learning difficulties from an early age. Tracey has also supported a number of school based initiatives in the local community.

Tracey Taylor
People Development Manager, ŠKODA UK

We are looking for 16-25 year olds who are not engaged in education, employment or training, who show a Driven By Something Different attitude and want to gain skills in the arts to better themselves and their community.

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