UK ‘Top Technician 2013’ Steve Smith has added the UK ‘Toyota Champion Technician’ award to his glittering CV.
The format of the competition – held at the Nottingham Academy – is not dissimilar to the ‘Top Technician’ tests, with competitors from Toyota dealers around the UK facing challenging practical and theoretical diagnostic tasks on a range of conventional and hybrid vehicles.
“It was a big event with a number of awards,” said a delighted Steve. “”As well as the title and a Samsung Galaxy tablet, I get a trip to Japan which is just unbelievable.”
Having tested himself in ‘Top Technician’ on previous occasions before his winning effort this year, Steve is a staunch advocate of the competition, believing that technicians have everything to gain and nothing to lose by entering. “My advice is just enter – you should just do it. I’d encourage any technician who wants to know and show how good they are to get their entry in online when the 2014 competition opens in September,” said Steve.