Daf begins search for UK Technician of the Year

Commercial Motor
April 9, 2023

The process of finding Daf Trucks’ 2015 UK Technician of the Year is under way.

The competition, open to all Daf technicians, begins with a network wide technical questionnaire accessed online through the Daf TechShare programme.

Technicians are divided into four categories to reflect differing levels of training - from level 1 to correspond with basic product knowledge through to master technician ability.

By the end of this month, technicians will have completed the first of four question papers.

Those who score more than 90% will have a chance to visit Daf’s Eindhoven production facility.

Leyland factory trips and additional spot prizes are provided for technicians at all levels throughout the programme.

At the end of the process, the top 20 scorers - limited to one per dealership - will be invited to a national final at the Daf Trucks facility in Thame in March 2016.

The final will comprise a whole sequence of tests, including theory and practical workshop-based examinations.

Contestants will be tested on live fault diagnosis and repair situations under the watchful eye of a qualified instructor.

The winner will receive £2000 of reward vouchers and the Daf UK Technician of the Year trophy.

The runner-up gets £1000 of reward vouchers and the third placed technician £500.

There is £200 for each of the remaining finalists.

Tony Shepherd, Daf Trucks’ business services manager said: “Our training courses offer an interesting, practical curriculum that really empowers our technicians.”

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