The UK’s Top Technicians announced #
Posted by Peter Warman on February 2, 2011, 7:16 am
Congratulations from UKAT to all who made it through to the last 24 |
The UK’s Top Technicians announced
THE IDENTITY of the UK’s top vehicle repair expert, who will take the title of Top Technician 2011, is one step closer to being revealed following the announcement of the top 24 candidates.
The 24 technicians scored top marks in an online test devised by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), which included a mixture of multiple-choice and open questions covering many aspects of advanced vehicle repair and diagnostics. The technicians now face practical assessments at the semi finals in Warwick this week.
Congratulations to the following techs who have shown their theoretical knowledge is up to scratch and now face assessments to test their practical competence at Delphi’s training headquarters in Warwick on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th February:
Clive Atthowe of Clive Atthowe Tuning, Norfolk
Matthew Booth at the Village Garage, Hampshire
Lee Collins of the Kwik Fit Group, Manchester
Gareth Edwards at Gwyndaf Evans Motors, Gwynedd
Matthew Eeles of Saffron Autos, Essex
Jason Evans at Cotswold BMW, Hereford
John French of Grovebury Cars, Bedfordshire
Andrew Gilbrook at Jemca Toyota, Kent
Paul Gutsell of Guy Salmon Jaguar, West Sussex
David Harney at Queensway Garage, West Sussex
Simon Harris of Pebley Beach Hyundai, Swindon
Peter Jones at Pete Jones Auto, Chester
Glyn Morgan of Breckland Auto Services, Norfolk
Conrad Omand at CS Omand Garage, Orkney
Duncan Ronaldson of Western Saab, Perth
Rafal Rosielewski at Crewe Volkswagen
Steve Smith of Hills Toyota, Essex
Craig Stephens at Kwik Fit, Rhondda
John Tinham of John Tinham Motor Engineer, Essex
Jamie Virdee at FIAT UK, Berkshire
Mark Waby of MWT Automotive Services, Lincoln
Stuart White at Complete Car Maintenance, Surrey
Keith Windle of Skipton Ford and Mazda, Yorkshire
Sean Wright at Benfield Ford, Leeds
The tasks at the semi finals have been created by Chief Judge Ian Gillgrass of the IMI and he is joined by previous Top Technician winner Mark Banks, previous competition finalist Rob Lewis of Delphi and a number of other guest judges from Delphi. The six top performers from the semi finals will be invited to the finals on March 4th at the Honda Institute in Slough.
The technician crowned Top Technician 2011 will be announced at an awards ceremony at Workshop 2011 on April 13th at the NEC Birmingham and will be rewarded with £2,500 in cash plus thousands of pounds’ worth of prizes.
Top Technician 2011 is sponsored by Autologic, Blue Print, Comma, Delphi, Euro Car Parts and Lemforder. The competition’s technical partner is Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) and the official supplier of work wear to Top Technician 2011 is Dickies.
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