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IMI announces Class of 22 skills competition winners

From a strong and diverse group of more than 500 students and apprentices, the Institute of the Motor Industry has announced 23 winners across four categories: Light Vehicle Technology, Body Repair, Refinishing and Heavy Vehicle. All finalists now go forward to the World Skills International competition to be held in Lyon in September 2024.

“2022 has been another challenging year for the sector, yet we have seen a cohort of highly skilled automotive apprentices, of all ages, step forward,”said Richard Hutchins, Competitions Manager at the Institute of the Motor Industry. “The applicants and finalists come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and from groups that are generally under-represented in automotive. This makes the Class of 2022 even more inspirational, as we work together to make the sector more representative of cultures, genders, ethnicity, visible and non- visible disability, and sexual orientation.”

Ewan Griggor of AM Philip Truck Tech, pictured here, won Gold in the Light Vehicle Technology category, with Robert Griffin of Cecil & Lerter Volvo taking Silver and Charlie Taff-Lavill of Volkscraft achieving Bronze. A full list of winners can be found at

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