Swansway Motor Group’s George Bettley has won the Aftermarket Magazine Top Technician award.
Bettley, master technician at Crewe SEAT, who joined Swansway ten years ago, successfully progressed through four rounds to reach the final, each posing a fresh set of challenges working on vehicles with which he had no experience.
After joining Crewe SEAT with no previous experience working with cars, having worked with plant machinery prior, Bettley initially worked towards the various SEAT accreditations required, eventually earning himself a Master Technician accreditation.
“It is a credit to George’s dedication that he felt he could further himself beyond this, opting to achieve his IMI accreditation, something Swansway were more than happy to fund. Following this, George has gone on to complete various Electric Vehicle accreditations, as well as the Volkswagen High Voltage Accreditation, said the dealership.
In the final, he encountered four different vehicles with a variety of faults which he was required to identify. Additionally, the final saw Bettley coach two apprentices through the repair of an engine fault.
Following his final victory, Bettley reflected on the national competition as a whole: “I always enjoyed the feeling of completing a task, the feedback the judges provided was brilliant and really helped me going forward. At the awards evening, I had judges coming up to me and congratulating me on how I dealt with certain challenges which was nice.”
Group aftersales director Matt Springhall reflected on George’s success: “It’s brilliant to see George achieving such a prestigious award. To win a national competition reflects the dedication he has shown to his professional development throughout his time at Swansway. We pride ourselves on the opportunities we provide employees with to develop their skills and achieve qualifications be this in the form of accreditations, certifications, apprenticeships, or other training programmes. It is brilliant to see members of the Swansway family, like George, seizing these opportunities.”