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Scania apprentices go for the hat trick

Scania apprentices go for the hat trick

Three Scania Apprentices have progressed to the final of the annual IMI WorldSkills UK - Heavy Vehicle Engineering competition to be held in November. 

This is the third year that the competition will include Heavy Vehicle Engineering as a category which has been won by a Scania Apprentice every year so far.

Shaun Richards from Scania UK Heathrow took first place in 2016 and Luke Copplestone from the same depot followed in his footsteps in 2017.

Finalists this year include Callum Younger, Scania GB Darlington, Steven Davies, Scania GB Fareham and Rob Darrock, Haydock Commercial, Ellesmere Port.

The event will be held at the WorldSkills UK LIVE show at the NEC, Birmingham, between 15-17 November.

To reach this stage, the qualifiers completed an online test on the IMI website, the top five making it through to the regional finals held at the Scania Training Centre in Loughborough. The top six have progressed to the finals, half of which are Scania Apprentices.

Technical Training Manager at Scania, Dean Rippon, comments: “We’re extremely proud of our apprentices for representing Scania in a national competition and the fact that our apprentices make up half of the finalists is not only testament to their hard work but also to our apprentice program. We pride ourselves on our extensive and supportive training throughout the network at all levels and in all disciplines. We wish our apprentices good luck in the finals and will be cheering them on from the side-lines .”

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