Skills Challenge 2011 news
27th Jun 2011
The best bus engineers in the country have been named during the inaugural IRTE Skills Challenge winners' ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament today.
7th Jun 2011
With the practical assessments now completed for the inaugural IRTE Skills Challenge, IRTE chief executive Nick Jones was left in no doubt that the standard of engineering within the bus industry is second to none.
1st Jun 2011
As the first day of the inaugural IRTE Skills Challenge draws to close, IRTE chief executive Nick Jones was left in no doubt that the standard of engineering within the bus industry was second to none.
6th May 2011
At the forefront of developing individuals in the motor vehicle and road transport sectors for over forty years, S&B Automotive Academy is a pioneering, not-for-profit training provider, based in Bristol.
28th Apr 2011
Key sponsor Shell FuelSave Diesel outline their commitment to skills and explain why they are wholly supporting the event.
22nd Mar 2011
The IRTE Skills Challenge has received an incredibly exciting boost from Halfords Trade. For technicians entering the IRTE Skills Challenge, not only will they be up against their peers in a battle to prove which operator has the best technicians, they will also be competing for a number of fantastic prizes, generously provided by long-time supporter of the IRTE, Halfords Trade.
4th Mar 2011
Registration has now closed for the UK's premier skills competition for technicians in the bus industry, the IRTE Skills Challenge; and as operators choose their teams, Halfords Trade have confirmed that they will be providing winners with some outstanding prizes!
27th Feb 2011
Registration for the IRTE Skills Challenge is now closed, but as bus operators gear up to pit their technicians against each, key sponsor Knorr-Bremse outlines their commitment to the event.
22nd Feb 2011
As the premium tyre manufacturer, recognising excellence and improving the skills of staff is fundamental to Bridgestone’s company ethos. It was natural therefore for Bridgestone to support the SOE (Society of Operations Engineers) initiative of recognising the skills within the bus & coach industry and sponsor the IRTE Skills Challenge.
13th Jan 2011
The IRTE Skills Challenge will see bus operators pit their technicians against each other in a bid to see them crowned highest scoring electrical, mechanical or bodywork engineers. The competition would not be possible without our five sponsors. Here, Allison Transmission explains why they are committed to the IRTE Skills Challenge.
4th Jan 2011
Time is running out to register for the IRTE Skills Challenge! Arriva, First Group, Go-Ahead, Ipswich Buses, Metroline, National Express, Stagecoach and Translink have already signed up to prove their technicians have what it takes to compete with the UK's best!
16th Dec 2010
Operator to champion Northern Irish bus technicians during nationwide skills event
26th Nov 2010
Following the high-profile launch at Euro Bus earlier this month, the whole industry is getting excited about the IRTE Skills Challenge. But it’s not just a competition celebrating a few highly-skilled engineers. Find out what you have to do to get involved in the event your career cannot afford to miss:
3rd Nov 2010
An exciting nationwide skills competition, aimed directly at engineers from the bus and coach industry, will be launched by the IRTE during the Euro Bus Expo at Birmingham's NEC.