Martin Lilley from JLR Ascot
Nicholas Woodward from JLR Thames Ditton
After a successful pilot in 2017, Sytner Elite Technician Challenge returned in 2018.
Sponsored by Shell Helix Motor Oils and Pirelli, the industry leading Sytner initiative sees Technicians from across our manufacturers competed to be named ‘Elite Technician’ for their brand and has been designed to identify and reward outstanding talent within the Group.
The competition began early this year with applicants initially completing an IMI accredited online theoretical test – the three highest scoring from each brand where then invited to compete in a final challenge.
Covering every aspect of what it is to be a Technician, the tough final challenge saw competitors complete a further theoretical test before taking part in a practical test where they must find and identify diagnostic failures on a vehicle and then record a personal video presentation of their findings.
At the end of the highly competitive day, one Technician from each brand was named as an ‘Elite Technician’ and will win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Detroit Grand Prix. Hosted by Penske in June 2018, our lucky winners will get to experience IndyCar alongside one of the most successful teams in the sport.