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Free ATA for Top Technicians

The 36 automotive technicians who achieve the highest marks on their question paper in Top Technician 2007 awards, will qualify for a free shot at diagnostic or master level Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA).

The annual skills contest was launched four years ago. Technicians that achieve high marks can train at their nearest certified centre in February.

  • If you would like to enter, question papers are available via the website or by emailing

    The deadline for completed papers is January 10, 2007.

    ATA accreditation is proof of current technical competence and a commitment to the highest standards on a national level. Those who achieve ATA will be given a shorter, second paper. The highest scoring twelve will then be invited to the live finals of Top Technician 2007, which takes place from April 24-26 at the Automotive Trade Show at the NEC Birmingham.

    The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in June 2007 and he or she will take home the top prize of £2,000 (tax free), the title of ‘Top Technician 2007’ and plenty of priceless business promotion.

    Top Technician 2007 is sponsored by Bosch and Vauxhall Trade Club. This year's technical partners are the Institute of the Motor Industry (the governing body for ATA) and MototeK.

    Top Technician 2006 - Roy Lumley of Technical Car Services in York pictured with Dave Garratt, chief executive of the GEA (Garage Equipment Association)

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