Excellence in body and paint shop skills has earned Andrew Daniels national recognition as one of the best young technicians in the country. Andrew, 22, a second year apprentice with Farmer and Carlisle in Loughborough, was commended in the Institute of the Motor Industry’s Learning and Skills Awards and was presented with a certificate by Prince Michael of Kent at an awards luncheon last Friday (15 June).
The presentation, which took place at the IMI’s headquarters in Hertford, recognised the finest talent among the UK’s student Technicians. For Andrew, who is shortly to complete his Toyota apprenticeship course, it was a second award in three months. In March he won his category in Toyota’s own national skills contest, from where he went on to represent Great Britain, competing with the best young Toyota Technicians from across Europe. Andrew was just back in time for the IMI ceremony, returning from a trip to Japan, which formed part of his Toyota prize.
“I’m really proud to have been recognised in the IMI awards,” he said, “especially as it shows how the training I’ve been given by Toyota can be seen as the best in the business.”
David Govier, Farmer and Carlisle Centre Principal, said: “It’s been a great year for Andrew and we’re delighted to have such a young and talented Technician as part of our skilled team. We’re keen to encourage the best skills in all areas of our operations, which enables us to continuously provide our customers with the best possible service.”
Farmer and Carlisle recently became the first Toyota Centre in Europe to be awarded the Toyota Service Marketing accreditation for Body and Paint operations.