IRTE Skills Challenge open

Registration is now open for the IRTE Skills Challenge, which this year takes place between 1-5 June 2015 at the S&B Academy in Bristol. This annual event champions the work done by bus and coach technicians throughout the UK and Ireland. Operators large and small are invited to test their technicians against each other in a bid to discover the best in the business. Those participating include mechanical, electrical and bodywork technicians who undertake challenges including theoretical and practical assessments, with a big focus on safety and reliability. Allison Transmission, Bridgestone, Knorr-Bremse and Shell sponsor the Challenge.
Engineering Development Manager, Arriva UK Bus, Lloyd Mason, said, ‘It’s a real confidence booster and confirmation that they are doing something right. As more operators participate each year it is especially rewarding for these engineers to come out on top, proving they are the best in their discipline.’

Bus and coach operators are invited to enter teams of three technicians/apprentices by 27 March. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in July. Entry to the competition is free. Visit to complete the entry registration form.

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