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Skills Challenge 2018 off to a flying start

5th Jun 2018

The IRTE Skills Challenge 2018 kicked-off with teams from Abellio, Lothian Buses and Tower Transit entering the competition arena at the S&B Automotive Academy in Bristol.

Cleaner vehicles: Which is the best way to go?

14th Mar 2018

BAE Systems, back to sponsor the IRTE Skills Challenge for a second year, is pledging its future to the industry by diversifying its offering away from diesel.

Technicians pivotal to any maintenance organisation

7th Mar 2018

Technicians will always be a ‘pivotal point’ within any maintenance organisation and the complexity of modern vehicles will mean the need for highly skilled technicians will continue to grow, says Allison Transmission UK & ROI OEM Account Manager, Ashley Brooks.

Bridgestone open new training facility

21st Feb 2018

Bridgestone, sponsors of the IRTE Skills Challenge for an eighth consecutive year, will reinforce its commitment to the future of the commercial tyre industry when it unveils a state-of-the-art, purpose-built training facility for tyre technicians to benefit from.

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.

Skills Challenge Day 3 Review

7th Jun 2017

The sun came out for the third day of the IRTE Skills Challenge, with sponsors and supporters joining the five teams for the media day.

Skills Challenge Day 2 Review

6th Jun 2017

On day two of the IRTE Skills Challenge, teams from First Bus UK, Arriva UK Bus and Arriva Bus and Coach checked in to the Automotive Academy in Bristol, all in anticipation of a busy day ahead.

Skills Challenge Day 1 Review

5th Jun 2017

The IRTE Skills Challenge got underway in Bristol on Monday with six teams taking part, four from RATP Dev London and two from Go Ahead London.

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