Technician Trio Gets Top Awards; Talk of the Trade

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THREE technicians based at Simon Bailes Peugeot dealerships in Northallerton and Stockton have been awarded a variety of top industry accreditations.

Martin Lambert, who is based in Northallerton, has been awarded Master Technician status, one of the highest industry accolades available. The 28-year-old, from Bedale, joined Simon Bailes Peugeot as a trained technician two years ago.

Since then he has undertaken an intensive training programme, both on site in Northallerton and at Peugeot's training headquarters in Coventry, to qualify as a master technician.

All Peugeot dealerships must have at least one master technician who is trained to the highest industry standards in diagnostic and technical procedures.

Daniel Waite, also based at Northallerton, and Matthew Norris, based at Stockton, have both completed their IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and their Level 3 NVQ in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

Twenty one year-old Daniel, from Stockton, joined Simon Bailes Peugeot three years ago as a first year apprentice and 20-year-old Matthew Norris, from Hartlepool, joined the company straight from school.

The IMI is the professional association for the motor industry and is also the Sector Skills Council for the automotive retail industry, part of the Skills for Business network and the governing body for the Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) scheme. …