Apprentices across the industry will compete in automotive refinishing, automotive technology, automotive body repair, and for the first time this year heavy vehicle engineering, to qualify for a place at the IMI Skill Auto final held at The Skills Show, Birmingham NEC, in November.
Davie Massie, IMI competition manager, said: “As the standard of competition becomes more intense every year we look forward with anticipation to Skill Auto 2016.
“With the addition of a heavy vehicle competition, this year more than ever will showcase to young people the range of skills and knowledge needed to work across the automotive sector.”
“I encourage anyone who employs or trains talented young people to nominate them for the competition,” Davie added.
“Whether they win a medal or not, participating will provide them with valuable experience and increased self-confidence.”
Registrations for IMI Skill Auto will close on April 7 at 5.00pm, click ‘more details’ to register now.