IRTE Skills Challenge 2024 event hosted by S&B Automotive AcademyCelebrating Excellence: The IRTE Bus & Coach Skills Challenge 2024

The IRTE Bus & Coach Skills Challenge 2024 is a premier event celebrating the expertise of bus and coach engineers. Taking place from 3rd to 7th June at S&B Automotive Academy in Bristol, this competition offers engineers the chance to demonstrate their skills across mechanical, electrical, and bodywork disciplines. Participants, ranging from apprentices to seasoned technicians, will engage in rigorous theoretical and practical tests. Winners will be honoured at a prestigious awards lunch in July, receiving trophies, SOE memberships, and other prizes.

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The Road to Success: How Automotive Apprenticeships Drive Career Growth

Embarking on a career in the automotive industry can be both exciting and daunting. With the sector's rapid evolution, driven by technological advancements and a shift towards sustainability, the demand for skilled professionals has never been higher. Automotive apprenticeships offer a robust pathway, not just into the industry but also for career growth and development. In this blog post, we'll explore how apprenticeships in the automotive field can lead to a variety of career paths, from hands-on technician roles to dynamic management positions.


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Sweden is building the world's first permanent e-motorway

Sweden is building the world's first permanent electrified road for electric vehicles (EVs) to charge while driving. The road will be built on the E20 motorway, between Hallsberg and Örebro, which runs between Stockholm in the north, through Gothenburg, to Malmö in the south.


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Hydrogen the answer to climate change?

Hydrogen-powered vehicles are becoming increasingly popular as a way to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality.


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The role of technology in the automotive industry.

The automotive industry has always been at the forefront of technological advancements. From the arrival of engines that used fossil fuels to power transportation to the growth of digital technology, the impact of technology in shaping automobiles has been enormous. In recent years, technological advancements have been changing the automotive industry at an unprecedented pace.

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EV Technicians are More In-Demand Than Ever - Here's How to Spark Your EV Career with S&B Automotive Academy

The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) has been a game-changer in the automotive industry, with increasing numbers of drivers making the switch from traditional gas-powered cars to eco-friendly electric alternatives. However, this shift has brought with it an unforeseen challenge: a shortage of trained EV technicians.

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