We would like to proudly present the IMI Skill Auto finalists for 2018

24 IMI Skill Auto finalists will be heading to the NEC to compete in the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event will be held on 15-17 November at the NEC Birmingham. WorldSkills UK LIVE, formerly known as the Skills Show¬†WorldSkills UK is all about helping young people go further, faster in their careers, gaining the skills that employers need most. They help young people from all backgrounds get the best start in work and life.

As Competition Partners with WSUK, we are able to provide these talented individuals with the opportunity to compete using industry leading products, they’re provided with specialist training and they have the opportunity to walk away with a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal.

So….let’s meet the 2018 Skill Auto competitors –

Competition Forename Surname Organisation Employer
Technology Andrew Drape Newcastle College (NCG) Elliot MOT
Technology Anthony Mailer Edinburgh College Halfords Autocentres
Technology Adam Campbell South West College Lyons Bro’s
Technology Michael Bell South West College TJ Hamilton Volkswagen
Technology Simon Rohal South West College Pat Kirk
Technology Glenn Palmer South Eastern Regional College Terry King & Sons
Refinishing Alex Kirkwood Central College Ruddington Sytner BMW Nottingham
Refinishing Henry Deane Cardiff and Vale College Davies Motor Company
Refinishing Jordan Henry Exeter College GPR Repairs
Refinishing Josh Ellison Grwp Llandrillo Menai
Refinishing Aubrey Whiteside Riverpark Training Charles hurst accident and repair
Refinishing Matthew Baldry S&B Automotive Academy N/A
Body Repair Connor Davison Riverpark Training Fearghas Quinn Hearse and Limousines
Body Repair Ruairi Hesketh River Park Training & Development Isaac Agnew
Body Repair Sean O’Neill River Park Training & Development Wright’s Accident Repair Centres
Body Repair Aminur Chowdhury Thatcham Research DLG Autoservices
Body Repair John Paul Marshall Edinburgh College DLG Auto Services (Direct Line Group)
Body Repair Rhys Hider VW Group Apprentice Programme
Heavy Vehicle Engineering Andrew Jones-Lofting Fife College Fife Council
Heavy Vehicle Engineering Rob Darroch Skillnet Ellesmere Port Scania
Heavy Vehicle Engineering Steven Davies Skillnet Scania GB
Heavy Vehicle Engineering Callum Younger Skillnet Scania GB
Heavy Vehicle Engineering Ryan Sturgess Stephenson College – Renault Volvo Truck and Bus
Heavy Vehicle Engineering James Butler Skillnet Imperial Commercials Garrett Green

Well done to all Skill Auto finalists and thank you to their colleges and employers for supporting this fantastic opportunity.

To watch the 2017 highlights, watch here

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