The IMI Skills Competitions

Searching for the top new talent in the sector

IMI Skills Competitions

The IMI Skills Competitions set out to identify the most talented young apprentices working in the automotive sector. Run annually, they are designed to raise standards, esteem and levels of expertise in technical skills across four streams of competition, automotive technology, automotive body repair, automotive refinishing and heavy vehicle technology. 

IMI Skills Competitions celebrate the new talent in the UK Automotive sector and showcase learning that tutors and employers’ input into their staff.  The competition opens doors and enhances future talent and skills with benefits for all involved.

And the winners of the 2023 IMI Skills Competition are...

The results for the IMI Skills Competitions are in and we can finally reveal who will be heading to Manchester in November for the 2023 World Skills Final!

Take a look at our video where IMI Skills Competition Manager, Richard Hutchins, announces the winners.

If you’re an apprentice and want to challenge yourself against the best of the best, find out how you can get involved in the 2024 competition below.

Congratulations to the following 2023 IMI Skills finalists...

Body Repair

2023 IMI Skills Finalist in body repair


Training provider / college


Robert Gray

Riverpark Training

Howell Accident Repair Centre


Jordan Lingham

Nptc Pontardawe



Jonathan Johnston

Riverpark Training

Tbr NI


Adrian Matthews

S&B Automotive Academy

Ultimate Accident Repair Services


Aiden Lee Cheetham

Blackpool and the Fylde College

The Yella Group


Alec archie Macleod

 Edinburgh College Sitehill

Highland Motors Ltd



IMI Skills Competition in Refinishing


Training provider / college


Victoria Steele

NPTC Pontardawe


Declan James Phillips

GTA Doncaster

BCA Fleet Solutions Doncaster

Oisin Mckerr

Southern Regional Collage

Porters Bodyshop

Thomas Fearnhead

Training 2000

Auto Spray Darwen

Lewis Brayford

Doncaster, Rotherham and District GTA

Bca Fleet Solutions

Maksim Makutonovic



Light Vehicle Technology

IMI Skills Competition in Light Vehicle


Training provider / college


Ryan Cullen

Southwest College

AL Services


Elliot Ritchie

Calex UK

Western Mazda


Jack Robert Johnston

Perth UHI

JR auto services


Matthew Kemp

Volvo UK

Ray Chapman motors


Ashley Hursley

Volkswagen group national learning centre

Audi Approved Colchester


Oliver Young

Perth UHI

 J&R Auto Sevices


Heavy Vehicle Technology

IMI Skills Competition in Heavy Vehicle


Training provider / college


Aleksander Zielechowski

Remit College

PCL West Thurrock

Nicholas Garrett

Gateshead College

South Tyneside Council

Ben Turner


Harris DAF High Wycombe

Joseph Roberts

Fife College

Fife Council

Harry Cooper

Sparshatt academy

Sparshatts Truck and Van

Jack Fitton

Scania Academy Remit


IMI Skills Competitions Introduction Webinar

The careers team recently held a webinar to provide you with all the information needed and allow listeners to ask every question they have about the IMI Skills Competitions. If you'd like to find out more, you can watch the webinar now.


Take a look at the webinar now

Sponsorship enquiries

There are so many fantastic opportunities for you and your business to be involved with the IMI Skill Competitions, simply click on the button below to get in touch with our team and discover how you could be involved with this world-class competition.

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Digital Packs

Download the digital pack in your area with helpful support and information on the competencies required, and more details of the types of tasks you will be asked to complete at all levels.


Those who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK. Held biannually, WorldSkills is the global hub for skills excellence and development who use the knowledge gained from participation and engagement to drive the greatest skills education from across the world into UK practice.

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IMI Skills Competitions Gallery

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