FMG Academy to host WorldSkills qualifiers

FMG Repair Services has announced it will host IMI WorldSkills body repair national qualifiers for the fourth year running.

The independent competition, which identifies the most talented apprentices in the automotive industry, will be held in June at FMG Repair Services’ Technical Training and Professional Development Academy in Goole.

Held annually, the WorldSkills competition is designed to raise standards and levels of expertise in technical skills, whilst celebrating success in the industry. Apprentices must demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical skill across four automotive streams: technology, body repair, refinishing and heavy vehicle technology.

The FMG Repair Services Training Academy has hosted over 500  students in the past year, delivering a complete range of courses covering panel, paint, welding, ADAS, glass and EV repair.

Paul Wrigglesworth, operations director, bodyshops at FMG Repair Services said: “We are delighted to host this key event again and look forward to welcoming finalists from all over the UK and Ireland to our award-winning technical training and professional development academy. Modern vehicle repair is a highly skilled profession and we play a significant role in training, developing, mentoring and recertifying highly competent and skilled repair technicians to fulfil the increasing complexity and sophistication of modern-day vehicle repairs.

“The World Skills competition is a fantastic opportunity to harness the passion and enthusiasm in the industry, and inspire the next generation of automotive technicians.”