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SkillAuto winners visit the MTC.

The McLaren Group has shown its support for the UK’s next generation of top automotive technicians by inviting the winners of the 2012 Skillauto competition to the McLaren Technology Centre for an exclusive tour. The competition - organised by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and open to applicants with no more than three years experience - seeks to find the best technicians within the fields of automotive technology, automotive body repair and automotive painting.

The final of the competition took place this weekend at the UK’s biggest skills event, The Skills Show at the Birmingham NEC, with the top 18 entrants from across the nation competing to become champions in their field of expertise. Finalists were selected from 103 regional heats, and were required to demonstrate their abilities in front of a live audience, before one winner from each discipline was announced.

The Skillauto final also played host to a McLaren pitstop challenge,...

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