Vauxhall is celebrating its 100th Vauxhall Bodyshop technician to successfully complete its Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) automotive technician accreditation (ATA) training via the GM Academy.
The ATA programme has been specifically developed for Vauxhall, while retaining all the elements required for the candidate to achieve full IMI ATA Accreditation. The course is carried out using Vauxhall vehicles, parts and manufacturer repair methods, underlining the company’s commitment to training for Vauxhall Approved Bodyshop Technicians.
Since its launch, the programme has become increasingly popular, with full ATA assessment and re-accreditation courses available to candidates, which are delivered by the Motor Industry Skills Consortium at their colleges in Cardiff, Enfield, Manchester and Motherwell.
On completion of ATA training programme, successful candidates are not only fully-qualified to work on Vauxhall vehicles and use Vauxhall-approved diagnostic equipment and specialist tools, but will also have committed to the IMI’s automotive industry’s ethical code of conduct.
Customers of any one of the 131 Vauxhall Approved Bodyshops in the UK are guaranteed high-quality service by fully-trained technicians, delivered alongside excellent customer service and value for money.
Tony Neff, Accident Repair Channel Manager at Vauxhall said: “We are dedicated to ensuring all technicians working in Vauxhall Approved Bodyshops are experts in their field and equipped with the best skills and tools to service their customers. This means motorists can be confident that the service they receive is of the highest possible standard for their Vauxhall vehicles.
“We are very proud of all our successful candidates who have completed the ATA scheme and wish all those who will go on to take part the very best of luck,” he added.