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Automobile Technology Competition

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What is it?

Maintaining light vehicles from various manufacturers, diagnosing complex mechanical problems, and delivering solutions within commercial cost and time constraints.

Worldskills Ireland 2023 Finalists

Brett Adams


Michael Burke


Jamie Connick


James Igoe


Ciaran Martin


Patrick Martin


Peter Kenny

Chief Examiner

“Competing at Worldskills Ireland 2022 was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I learnt so many essential skills and knowledge that will stand me in good stead for my future career.”

– Dion O’Sullivan, 2022 Worldskills Ireland Automobile Technology Winner

Automobile Technology Competition Sponsor

Worldskills Ireland is an important event in the calendar for everyone here at Volkswagen Group Ireland.  The motor industry’s strength relies on a solid foundation provided by highly motivated apprentices coming through the ranks. It’s a business where passion goes a long way and one with a clear progression path for young people who go the extra mile. As we transition towards electrification and sustainable mobility, there has never been a more exciting time to work in the motor industry. Worldskills Ireland to allow us to highlight the career opportunities available within Volkswagen Group Ireland and the wider motor industry. A visit to Worldskills is the first step on a path to a bright future.


– Victoria Halton, Head of Group Technical Service at Volkswagen Group Ireland

Automobile & HVT Category Sponsor

“Apprenticeships are vital to the motor industry, a source of talent and expertise that will serve businesses in a rapidly changing business environment. For participants, an apprenticeship is a great opportunity to learn highly valued skills whilst gaining on-the-job experience and start them on a rewarding career path.

“In this context, events like Worldskills Ireland are essential as a shop window to communicate with our young people and to inspire them to be a part of the next generation of employees in the automotive sector. Being able to see skills in action via the various competitions and speaking with companies that are ready to recruit will help attendees to make important decisions for the future.

“As an industry, we must do all we can to mitigate the current challenges we’re facing, including skills shortages, climate change, and supply chain issues, and a huge part of that, means looking to the next generation and inspiring them to join the automotive sector, which offers real opportunity and career progression.”

– Brian Cooke, Director General of SIMI

Skills Change Lives.

Look into last year’s Automotive Technology video!

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