IRTE Skills Challenge


What is the IRTE Skills Challenge?

Pioneered by the IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers), the IRTE Skills Challenge champions and rewards the vital work and skills of bus engineers across the UK.

In June 2017 bus and coach operators from all over the UK are sending teams to compete in a series of engineering challenges covering the three disciplines of mechanical, electrical and bodywork, to see who had the best technicians in the industry.

See a list of the 2016 IRTE Skills Challenge Winners

How do I get involved?

It’s easy. Simply click ‘Be Part of it’, fill in the form and we’ll do the rest.

Be part of the 2017 Challenge

Entry to the 2017 challenge is now closed - if you wish to register your interest for 2018, please email events@soe.org.uk.


Click on the link and use the following details to take the IRTE Skills Challenge

username: irtechallenge
password: Password@1

IRTE Skills Challenge - Take the test

Skills challenge photo gallery

View our photos in the skills challenge gallery

IRTE Skills Challenge 2016 - View the gallery
IRTE Skills Challenge 2016 - web advert

Latest News

Supporters play crucial role at Skills Challenge

9th Jun 2017

The IRTE Skills Challenge testing week is finished for another year, but before we look ahead to the awards ceremony, it is a good time to remark upon the incredible work of our supporters, in making the occasion possible.

SC Media Day

IRTE Skills Challenge Sponsors & Media Day proves valuable for all

8th Jun 2017

On Wednesday June 7 sponsors and media were invited to S&B Automotive in Bristol for the IRTE Skills Challenge.

Skills Challenge Day 4 Review

8th Jun 2017

The IRTE Skills Challenge went out with a bang on the fourth and final day at the automotive academy in Bristol.

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