IMI Skills Competitions 2024: Refinishing

Refinishing: National Qualifying Round

We are pleased to announce the national qualifiers for this year’s IMI Skills Competitions Refinishing category.

Each of the competitors were nominated by their tutors or employers and scored above average in an online quiz, demonstrating their theoretical knowledge. They will now have the opportunity to enhance their skills and show their talents in a series of practical tasks across the 15th-17th May at the incredible Eyebox in Coventry, with the top six progressing to the final on the 18th-22nd November in Greater Manchester. 

Congratulations to all those who qualified:

Lewis Patterson, Riverpark Training Jodie McHugh, Riverpark Training Ben Robertson, Southern Regional College 
Eoin Kelly, Southern Regional College Brodie McClelland, Riverpark Training Darren Coia, West College Scotland 
Teagan Whiteman, Coleg Gwent Shay Rafferty, FMG Repair Services Leuan Williams, NPTC Group
Dafydd Jones, NPTC GroupJoshua Brown, FMG Repair Services Victoria Steele, NPTC Group
Keeley Tait, Steer Automotive GroupBen Williams, Cardiff and Vale CollegeLucy Bennett, Gateshead College 
Lorna Thomson, Gateshead College David Lindert, Steer Automotive Group Rosie Smith, Steer Automotive Group 

"We are really excited to see new and past competitors demonstrate and improve their talents on the world skills stage at the IMI qualifying events. I would like to congratulate all of the qualifiers and wish everyone the best of luck and remember to enjoy the competition!

"As well as the opportunity to further their skills and show the amazing talent they have, it is an opportunity to network with competitors, other people in the industry and make new friends." - Richard Hutchins, IMI Skills Competition Manager

Read more about the national qualifying rounds at Morelli Group’s Eyebox Training & Conference Centre.

IMI Skills Competitions 2024

Download the digital pack for your category 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.

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Hear from a previous gold medalist

Hear from Mike Massey, IMI Skills Competition Refinishing Lead Judge and previous Gold Medallist winner, on what the competition has meant for him.

Watch the video