IRTE Skills Challenge News

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.

Hosting the event for the seventh year, S&B Director of Logistics and Support, Philip Marsh, said: “We have been partners for many years now. It works in line with the end point assessment for the apprenticeships which is a good place for us. Technology is moving on at such a pace but, at S&B, we’re always pushing it on, and we’ll continue to support the Skills Challenge.”

Erica House, Brand and Communications Specialist at Shell, said: “It’s great to be back at the Skills Challenge. In this sector we recognise the importance of rewarding and showcasing talent. We are aware that recognition will support retention.”

Allison Transmission Marketing Services Manager, Claire Brack, said: “For us, it’s a great opportunity to get together and talk. There are a lot of industry professionals here, so it gives us the chance to speak with them about the sector. The awards ceremony has great networking possibilities too.”

Caroline Szeremeta, Group Marketing Manager of Alexander Dennis Limited, said: “With the fast pace of technological advancements comes a responsibility to support. Our intention is to give encouragement to future industry leaders.”

Bridgestone Brand Manager, Stuart Attfield, said: “It’s been a great success. The organisation this year has been wonderful. It’s important for us to be here and keep the industry informed of what we do, and our role in the sector.”

Teng Tools Brand Representative, Colin North, said: “We want to support training and education and it gives us an opportunity to promote the brand. We want technicians to understand more about the Teng Tools offer and especially our ‘Get Organised’ concept.”

John Simmons, Sales and Marketing Manager at Knorr-Bremse, said: “We are proud sponsors of the Skills Challenge. It is about operators putting their skilled and semi-skilled staff forward, to enter the competition and for operators to be recognised for all the effort and training. It helps to develop highly skilled and fully trained engineers, maintaining our UK bus fleets to a very high standard, and ensuring safe public transport.”

Sponsors and media will gather again for the awards ceremony on July 13 at the F1 Williams conference centre, in Oxfordshire.

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