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Fix Auto Masters program launched

Fix Network World has launched Fix Auto Masters, an all-new technical skills and knowledge competition program, aimed at celebrating the skills of technicians from across the global Fix Auto network. The first region to take part in the Fix Auto Masters program is Fix Auto UK.

Fix Network World Operations Manager Nick Spiers believes a platform such as Fix Auto Masters is an important step in showcasing the talent of front-line technicians, while helping create a closer global community within the Fix Auto network. He adds: “At Fix Network World, our people are the key to our success, and celebrating skills and performance is something we are most passionate about. Many of our technicians around the world have been instrumental in our growth and continue to have an important impact on our consistent performance. This is our way of recognizing them and bringing together the best of the best.”

The program is also supported by Thatcham Reseach in collaboration with 3M and AkzoNobel. It is designed to measure performance in one of three categories: M.E.T., body repair and paint. Qualifying applicants will first undergo a written exam and those with highest scores will move on to a practical assessment. The top performer in each category will be presented an award by Fix Network World at Fix Auto UK’s upcoming national conference, and will automatically qualify for the future global Fix Auto World Masters competition.

Dean Lander, Head of Repair Sector Services at Thatcham Research said: “It’s a great pleasure to support the Fix Auto Masters program. We are delighted to be developing the tests and assessments to recognise the skills and dedication of bodyshop technicians.”

The program is being rolled out nationally by Fix Auto UK, making them the first region to launch a national search for top talent in their network. Fix Auto UK’s Ian Pugh welcomed the program and added: “The Fix Auto Masters program will provide us with the opportunity to show our colleagues from overseas who make up the global Fix Auto family just how skilled we are here in the UK.”

More Fix Auto Masters regional launches will be announced in 2019, for more information on the Fix Auto Masters program, please visit fixauto.com.