ATA training success for Vauxhall Bodyshop technicians


Vauxhall Bodyshop technician at work under the bonnet

One hundred Vauxhall Bodyshop technicians have now successfully completed our Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) automotive technician accreditation (ATA) training at the GM Academy.


The ATA programme was specifically developed for Vauxhall, while retaining all the elements required for candidates to achieve full IMI ATA accreditation. The course, which is carried out using Vauxhall vehicles, parts and manufacturer repair methods, underlines the company’s commitment to training for Vauxhall Approved Bodyshop Technicians.


Our programme has become increasingly popular, with full ATA assessment and re-accreditation courses available to candidates. Courses are delivered by the Motor Industry Skills Consortium at its colleges in Cardiff, Enfield, Manchester and Motherwell.

Candidates who successfully complete the ATA training programme qualify to work on Vauxhall vehicles and use Vauxhall-approved diagnostic equipment and specialist tools. They also understand and practice the IMI’s automotive industry ethical code of conduct.


Customers of any one of the 131 Vauxhall Approved Bodyshops in the UK are guaranteed high-quality service by our trained technicians, along with excellent customer service and value for money.


Tony Neff, Accident Repair Channel Manager at Vauxhall, said: “We are dedicated to ensuring all technicians working in Vauxhall Approved Bodyshops are experts in their field and equipped with the best skills and tools to service their customers. This means motorists can be confident that the service they receive is of the highest possible standard for their Vauxhall vehicles.


“We are very proud of all our successful candidates who have completed the ATA scheme and wish all those who will go on to take part the very best of luck,” he added.