The energy and enthusiasm generated by the IRTE Skills Challenge will inspire ambition in up-and-coming engineers of the future.
That is the verdict of sponsors Shell Lubricants – long-term supporters of the competition – which holds a clear vision of how to help move the industry forward.
Shahina Kazi, UK B2B Marketing Manager, says: “An important part of how we work to encourage young people to pursue careers in the industry is by participating in events such as the IRTE Skills Challenge, which are designed to inspire talented individuals to continue developing skills.”
It is the Skills Challenge that gives coach and bus technicians the opportunity to test their know-how on the latest technology, much of which is generously provided by competition sponsors.
“In an ever-changing industry, the result is that those working within it will require continuous learning to ensure they can deliver consistent best-practice. This is something we strive to mirror at Shell Lubricants,” adds Shahina.
Due to the emergence of alternative fuel vehicles and other advanced technology, maintenance in the coach and bus sector has become more demanding, making a high-quality support service even more valuable.
“This year, we are introducing Shell Lubricants for Driveline, a new, holistic approach to fleet maintenance. A suite of high-performing products and expert services can help fleet owners get more from every part of the vehicle. Valuing all lubrication points – beyond just the engine – such as the gears and axles, can pay dividends when it comes to overall profitability of vehicles, in turn giving businesses a strong competitive edge,” Shahina says.