What is the IRTE Skills Challenge?

Pioneered by the IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers), the IRTE Skills Challenge is an initiative that aims to champion and reward the vital work and skills of bus and coach engineers nationwide.

Bus and coach operators from around the UK are invited to put forward a team of three technicians to compete in a series of challenges, covering mechanical, electrical and bodywork, to find the best engineers in the industry.

The challenge covers theoretical and practical tests and will be carried out at S&B Automotive Academy one week in summer. The awards will be presented to the winners and runners up at a reception ceremony in July.

Why should we be part of the IRTE Skills Challenge?

The IRTE Skills Challenge is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the technical skills of your staff, and prove that your company is up there with the best.

The IRTE Skills Challenge will be filmed, photographed and extensively covered in the press. There are many PR opportunities available and a winners’ brochure will be produced – so your whole organisation can be proud of and share your achievements.

How do we get involved?

There are a limited number of bus and coach operators that can participate. To avoid disappointment, contact the events team on irteskills@soe.org.uk to get involved.

Individuals wishing to take part in the IRTE Skills Challenge must register their interest here. Encourage your technicians to register for 2020 and pass them this link!

There are no charges to enter the IRTE Skills Challenge, although operators will need to cover travel and subsistence costs.

When is it happening?

Individuals wishing to take part should register their interest and confirm your teams by 27 March 2020.

Testing will take place at S&B Automotive Academy in Bristol week commencing 1 June 2020.

Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony in July 2020.

IRTE Skills Challenge – Be part of it

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