Top Technician 2017 is nearing its crescendo, with the original 1,000 technicians that took the initial quiz now down to single figures.
It was still double-digits on 11 May when the last 10 candidates were invited to Paragon Skills in Bournemouth for the semi finals to see who would make it through to the final. They found themselves facing five diagnostic challenges set up to test their skills. They had to contend with a host of electrical, electronic and mechanical faults. Each task lasted 20 minutes, with the judges keeping a keen eye on the clock.
- The five finalists for Top Technician 2017 then emerged:
- Shaun Miller Miller’s Garage, Berkshire
- Karl Weaver Bull Lane Garage, Kent
- Kevin Toms FRL Autoservices, Devon
- Richard Lukins Fiorano Cars, London
- Neil Currie Robertson Gemini, Dumfries & Galloway
They will compete in the final at the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills in Southam, Warwickshire on 13 July, where they face a series of 50 minute technical challenges and a few special surprises as well.
The winner of Top Technician 2017 will then be announced at Top Technician Live, taking place on Saturday 16 September at the Henry Ford Academy in Daventry.Top Technician Live is able to offer an exclusive Ford technical seminar as a result of the location. This is a rare opportunity and you will want to make sure you take part.
Top Technician 2017 is sponsored by Ring Automotive and Snap-on.