Two Irish Skoda employees have placed in the top 10 of their categories of the ‘Skoda Challenge Competition’ which took place in Budapest earlier this month.
Cavan native Darragh Smith has been placed 8th in the Parts Manager Category of the International Finals of the Skoda Challenge. Darragh started in Brady’s Skoda, Cavan four years ago, training as an apprentice technician before moving to the Parts Department in September 2016.
Paul Bruton from Castlelyons, Cork placed 7th of his category, Diagnostic Technician. Paul, is a Diagnostic Technician with over 22 years’ experience, all of which have been spent with Noel Deasy Skoda on the New Mallow Road in Blackpool, Cork.
In total there were six Skoda employees from across the country who competed in the seventh international finals of the Skoda Challenge, their annual skills competition. This challenge has become a prestigious benchmark for measuring the qualities of the best employees in the global Skoda service network and includes several different categories: Sales Executive, Service Advisor; Service Technician; Diagnostic Technician and Parts Manager.
Team Skoda Ireland competed against 35 countries in the international finals in Hungary over the June bank holiday weekend.
Commenting on the results of the Skoda Challenge, David Rave, Head of Aftersales at Skoda Ireland, said: “We were delighted to have six extremely motivated and talented individuals on this year’s Team Skoda Ireland and we are extremely proud of how they performed and represented us, demonstrating the high level of service we have to offer in Ireland. In particular I would like to congratulate Paul & Darragh on finishing in the top ten of their categories.”