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DAF Trucks launches 2015 DAF UK Technician of the Year

21 July 2015 #News #Top Stories

DAF Trucks has announced details of its 2015 Technician of the Year awards – with £2,000 in rewards vouchers up for grabs for the winner.

Developed as part of the company’s ongoing training and education programme, the DAF UK Technician of the Year awards commences with an online technical questionnaire open to all DAF Technicians across the UK. Individual technicians are weighted into four categories to reflect differing levels of training; Level 1 to correspond with basic product knowledge through to Master Technician ability.

At the end of July 2015, technicians who score more than 90% on the first of four question papers 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 DAF Trucks’ facilities in Thame in March 2016. The final will comprise a sequence of tests, including theory and practical workshop-based examinations. Contestants will undergo live fault diagnosis and repair situations under the watchful eye of a qualified instructor.

The runner-up will win £1,000 of reward vouchers, with £500 going to third place and £200 to each remaining finalist.

“Our DAF Technicians are one of the company’s greatest assets,” said DAF Trucks’ Business Services Manager, Tony Shepherd. “Our training courses offer an interesting, practical curriculum that really empowers our technicians, inspiring them to improve themselves under the DAF umbrella. Technicians and customer support staff are the lifeblood of DAF Trucks’ aftersales effort. The DAF UK Technician of the Year awards is one of the key events staged by the company.”

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