Categories: vehicle repair
Apprentice and Apprentice Mentor of the Year Awards – Winners Revealed
The ABP British Bodyshop Awards took place last night, giving companies an industry platform to recognise and celebrate the fantastic work of bodyshops and individuals throughout the year.
Charged and EV Ready: AW Repair Group becomes first group to complete Thatcham Research EV training
All AW Repair Group sites receive EV Ready certification
Boosting EV sales is just part of the auto industry’s COP26 response
There’s more to meeting the COP26 call for increased electric vehicle sales than rushing out new models, writes Jonathan Hewett, Chief Executive of Thatcham Research
Thatcham Research unveils ‘EV Ready’ Training Programme
Blended learning programme will support the crucial need for automotive businesses and their employees to learn how to interact with all Electric Vehicles (EVs) safely and effectively
AW Repair Group upgrades to escribe
AW Repair Group returns to Thatcham Research for repair methods and blended learning programme
Thatcham Research Vehicle Damage Assessor apprentices at the cutting edge of blended learning
Thatcham Research is on-boarding 15 learners during a virtual realisation week which began on 29 March.
The new cohort met one another along with their Thatcham Research tutors, trainers, assessors, and safeguarding officer via Microsoft Teams. Online sessions for the Vehicle Damage Assessor (VDA) apprentices will continue through the week, including a virtual tour of Thatcham Research’s state
Apprentices set to return to Thatcham Research Automotive Academy
Thatcham Research is delighted that its Automotive Academy will welcome back apprentices for onsite training from Monday, September 7.
Insurance Industry Requirements to enable long-term sustainability of ADAS-equipped vehicles
Insurer established requirements bring much needed clarity to the safe repair of vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
DLG Auto Services’ Nemhoy McCooty named Thatcham Research Apprentice Mentor of the Year
Apprentice Mentor of the Year Award celebrates the positive impact mentors have on apprentices while on their ‘learner journey’
ADAS: post-repair calibration to “Vehicle Manufacturer tolerances” is essential
Thatcham Research is today providing much needed clarity to the automotive, automotive repair and insurance industries on how to manage vehicle repairs involving ADAS
Thatcham Research Automotive Academy records 92% success rate as more learners achieve apprenticeships on time
At a time when the National Audit Office’s (NAO) report reveals apprenticeship starts have fallen substantially, Thatcham Research apprenticeship results grow
BSI appoints Thatcham Research’s Head of Repair Sector Services as Chair of automotive standards committee
The BSI has appointed Dean Lander, Head of Repair Sector Services at Thatcham Research, as Chair of its committee on Automotive Services
Enterprise looks to Thatcham Research ecademy for next generation automotive technical learning
ecademy will support over 100 Enterprise employees from vehicle damage assessors, field repair network supervisors, to managers and maintenance approval support teams.
Don’t blame drivers for fully automated accidents
Drivers of fully automated vehicles should not be held liable for accidents involving their cars while the technology is in charge, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) is warning.
Škoda and MINI get top safety ratings
Today, Euro NCAP releases the results of four new cars. The MINI Countryman and Škoda Kodiaq are both awarded a five-star rating. Nissan’s new Micra gets four stars with standard equipment and five stars with the optional safety pack (1). The Suzuki Swift is rated as three stars as standard and four stars with the optional safety equipment.
All cars tested reached five star levels for adult occ
Thatcham Research Hosts the New Wave of Potential Bodyshop Technicians for Apprentice Week
As Apprentice Week celebrates its 10th Anniversary this week from 6 – 10 March (#NAW2017), Thatcham Research is continuing to lead the way in closing the skills gap for core occupations including Paint, Panel and Mechanical in the Automotive Collision Repair Sector.
Daniel Payne appointed to new Chief Digital Officer role
Chief Digital Officer role created that reflects data being the lifeblood of great research Focus will be on: • Developing a new Data Strategy • Data Integration and Interface to seamlessly integrate industry data to deliver more impactful research to Members • Information Security to ensure on-going compliance with continuously improving industry recognised standards
Improved online repair methods to meet the needs of the crash repair sector
Thatcham Research has streamlined its repair methods to two products, escribe and escribe plus. They offer mechanical data and multi-user licences as options and instant access to a broader set of repair methods and parts information. Updated monthly they include over 1.3m methods, including manufacturer and Thatcham Research-devised methods - covering over 81% of the UK estimating parc.
Tom Hudd appointed as Operations Manager for Thatcham Research’s Repair Technology Centre (RTC)
Tom will lead a team of 32 technical repair experts with a focus on ensuring Thatcham Research’s Repair Methods offer unrivalled technical information, continue to be relevant and easy to use for Bodyshops, and provide thought leadership around the impact of car technologies on Bodyshops in the future. The appointment reflects Thatcham Research's continual drive to invest in top talent.