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2023 IMI Skills winners revealed

Following a year-long process, 23 winners and runners-up have been announced by the Institute of the Motor Industry across the four categories of the Skills Competition: Light Vehicle Technology, Body Repair, Refinishing and Heavy Vehicle. Finalists may now move forward to the World Skills International competition in Lyon, September 2024.

“Despite the ongoing challenges across the sector, the IMI Skills Competition has been a huge success once again, highlighting some extraordinary talent from across the UK,” said Richard Hutchins, Competitions Manager at the Institute of the Motor Industry. “As an organisation committed to fostering equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging within the automotive industry, we are hugely encouraged by the increasing diversity of the nominees in recent years. The example these individuals set helps demonstrate that this industry has many roles suitable for those with physical and non-visible disabilities which may not be the general perception outside the sector.”

Congratulations to all of the winners, here are those that excelled in the Light Vehicle category:

Light Vehicle Technology
GOLD: Oliver Young, J&R Auto Services, Perth UHI
SILVER: Ryan Cullen, AL Services, Southwest College
BRONZE: Elliot Ritchie, Western Mazda, Calex UK
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Jack Johnston, J&R Auto Services, Perth UHI
RUNNER UP: Aaron Powell, J&J Motors, Bosch Training Centre
RUNNER UP: Ashley Hursley, Audi Approved Colchester, Volkswagen Group National Learning Centre

The full list of winners can be found here.

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