Honda apprentices show their talent by winning the UK Skills competition for young technicians.
Online PR News – 09-July-2009 – – Two Honda apprentices have taken first and second place at this year’s UK Skills competition; a bi-annual contest for young technicians across ranges as diverse as hairdressing and automotives.
John Coulridge of Inchape Honda in Romford took the overall victory while Andrew Davidson from Glasgow was awarded joint second place and a total of four of the contest’s seven finalists were apprentices from the company, with seven representatives in the regional finals which were held in March.
These finalists will now continue to train for the opportunity to represent the UK against the world’s best young technicians at the World Skills contest in 2011, which will be held in London.
Head of the Honda Institute Neil Fletcher said: “My thanks and congratulations go to the apprentices, their dealerships and everyone within the Honda Institute training team for the passionate support they have provided to achieve this fantastic result.
“Their achievements reflect Honda’s whole-hearted commitment to encouraging young people to develop goals and aspirations and in turn, they are developing their own commercial value.”
2009’s UK Skills contest was open to every young technician who was born on or after January the first 1989 and required applicants to pass an online test, which led to 30 competitors from around the country entering regional finals.
Seven young apprentices were selected from the regional contests to enter the national finals which were held at the Thatcham centre, where they were tested on seven tasks including brakes, engines and electrical faults.