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IGA Sponsoring Top Technician - Enter Today

IGA Sponsoring Top Technician - Enter Today

29 March 2016

The Top Technician skills competition rewards technical excellence within the workshop trade and highlights, to a rather cynical motoring public, what a skilled and vital role trained and committed technicians have.

The IGA is proud to be sponsoring Top Technician 2016, and we will be hosting the competition finals at the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills.

If you are a working technician with at least three years’ experience finding diagnostic faults on passenger cars, you can register for the online quiz at www.toptechnician.co.uk.

How it works

Fill out the brief entry form here and you will be sent a link to the initial online quiz which will take between 15 minutes and one hour to complete. This must be done no later than May 9th 2016.

The 250 highest-scoring techs will be asked to sit a second, harder, multiple-choice online test, with the best 20 going through to a final advanced online test. The top 10 will be invited to a half day practical assessment in early July. Here you will face five challenges, each set up by our team of judges and each lasting 20 minutes.

The best five from this stage will advance to the practical final in mid-September, where judges will set an even tougher challenge to overcome on five different vehicles. Finalists will have 50 minutes to complete each task but don’t be fooled into think more time equals less pressure!

The winner of the Top Technician 2016 title will be announced at an Awards ceremony held at the Top Technician Live technical event in October, winning the prestigious title, promotion for themselves and their workshop as well as tax-free cash, a trophy and various prizes.

About the Judging

To make sure the competition’s standards are of the highest level, all the questions in Top Technician are compiled by a panel of expert trainers. They ensure assessment topics are diverse, probing every area of technicians’ skills, from diagnostics and wheel alignment to exhaust gas analysis, electronics and beyond.

Top 5 reasons technicians give as to why they enter Top Technician:

· To meet other experienced technicians from across the UK and swap tips

· To benefit from discounted tickets to Top Technician Live

· A year’s subscription to UK Autotalk

· To gain publicity for themselves and their business

· A substantial prize package

Remember you have until May 9th to enter, so click here to register and take part.