In association with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA), the prestigious annual ‘Top Technician’ competition to find the nation’s best vehicle servicing expert opened on September 25, with the organizers announcing a total prize pot worth over £15,000 to the 2013 winner, including a tax-free cash sum of £2500.
Professional technicians working in any sector of the industry – be it independent workshop, franchised dealership, mobile or fast-fit franchise – are invited to register for and complete the first round online test at www.toptechnician.co.uk by February 25 2013. This automatically enrols them in the ‘Top Tech Club’. The highest twelve scorers go forward to a half day series of practical tasks at Delphi’s Warwickshire training centre on March 22. The final six will then battle it out for the title and the massive prize package on April 26 in the finals at the Honda Institute, Slough, with the winner being announced at the ‘Top Technician Live’ training event, held at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey on May 17.
After entries close, all entrants to the competition receive the correct answers to the online test in order to identify any training needs.
“The aim of Top Technician is to recognise and champion the thousands of workshop technicians whose contribution to the economy in today’s motorised society is all too frequently undervalued and on occasion, blatantly misrepresented,” said Top Technician Project Manager, Nicola St Clair. “Simply by entering, there is great kudos for technicians and their business, not to mention a great addition to their CV. There are also job-useful benefits including exclusive free access to the web based ‘Top Technician Forum’, a valuable resource for technicians to network with like-minded professionals and share their knowledge and expertise,” she said.
Every six weeks, Top Tech Club members are sent technical articles and product updates, as well as enjoying the privilege of discounted tickets to the ‘Top Technician Live’ event at Mercedes-Benz World.
For more information: www.toptechnician.co.uk