TIP Group celebrates first academy graduates

TIP Group has announced its first graduates have completed its inaugural TIP Mechanic Academy (TMA).

The first-of-its-kind trailer mechanic training programme was launched last autumn in response to the growing shortage of qualified trailer mechanics.

The course delivered comprehensive and trailer-dedicated mechanic training in nine months, including independent professional certification.

It was divided into 16 modules, covering key aspects of trailer maintenance such as axles, brakes, suspension, tyres, superstructure, electrics and the performing of safety inspections. The students

Paul Bell, global mechanic development leader, TIP, said: “We rely on mechanics to serve our customers and to keep our fleet, and theirs, on the road. They are the lifeblood of our industry and to have provided a new and unique pathway for next generation mechanic talent to enter the workforce is something that we are extremely excited about and very proud of. A combination of the excellent learning facilities that have been created, the trailer mechanic specific course content, the dedication of the TMA team and that of our training provider have all combined to facilitate the required training within a groundbreaking short period of time.”