On Saturday 30th March, an elite group of young engineers graduated in front of a capacity crowd at the Telford International Centre for the 25th FLTA Awards.
From the graduating class of seven, four were in attendance to collect their Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies for Master Technicians from television host Mark Durden-Smith.
F-TEC — the Forklift Training Engineering Centre — is an organisation closely involved with the FLTA and BITA. It offers those interested in the industry the opportunity to develop their knowledge of engineering methods using the latest, high-quality equipment at the cutting-edge facility.
The Level 4 course focuses on advanced diagnostics and is designed to align traditional methods with state-of-the-art technologies. It gives engineers a thorough understanding of vehicle systems — enabling them to diagnose problems faster and with greater certainly than using fault codes alone.
For the employer that means higher efficiency and profitability — through a far higher hit-rate for “first time fixes”.
Katherine Roberts, who represented F-TEC at the ceremony said: “This years’ graduates are among a small handful of engineers throughout the UK to achieve this certificate. They have demonstrated the advanced levels of technical knowledge, practical skills and sheer tenacity.
“Our apprentices have the talent, imagination, and dedication to progress into the industry’s most senior roles. The journey they’ve made with the guidance and support of our fantastic F-TEC trainers has been nothing short of remarkable; we couldn’t be prouder.”
To learn how F-TEC’s engineer training can help for your business, visit www.f-tec.org.uk today.