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SOE: Awards, resources, industry choices - IRTE proudly leads CV Operator Show

The CV Operator Show marks a welcome return to Birmingham's NEC for the partnership that bought you the CV Show, last held there in 2008. Moreover, as managers of the first CV Operator Show, IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers) is hosting an interactive stand offering visitors a relaxed, informative and engaging base from which to explore the exhibition.

The IRTE stand (no. 5750) will house dedicated Transport Engineer and irtec sections, providing a wealth of information to benefit engineering professionals. Transport Engineer, the IRTE's industry-leading technical journal, has recently launched a dedicated website and visitors will be able to learn more about this comprehensive resource.

The IRTE's voluntary technician licensing scheme, irtec, certifies the practical and theoretical competence of light and heavy goods, service and passenger carrier vehicle technicians. Through mock on-screen tests, visitors will be able to measure their knowledge against the recognised safety and competence qualification. IRTE is also hosting the irtec Awards, sponsored by Halfords, to recognise fourteen technicians who excelled in their recent irtec tests.

In addition, the IRTE's membership team will be on hand to answer any questions, offer advice and explain how the IRTE can boost your career.

Show Manager Corinne Hines, who is leading the team managing the CV Operator Show, said: "This event has been championed by IRTE and is set to offer exhibitors and visitors a unique experience, benefiting industry at a crucial time. I am thrilled at how successful the preparations for the Show have been. It is going to be a triumph."

The Commercial Vehicle Operator Show will take place on 13-15 April at the NEC, Birmingham. To register for free tickets, or for more details, please visit www.cvoperatorshow.com.


Editor's notes:

Commercial Vehicle Operator Show

The Commercial Vehicle Operator Show is owned by the CV Show LLP, comprising the Road Haulage Association, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and IRTE Services Ltd, the trading company of the SOE (Society of Operations Engineers).

IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers)

IRTE, one of the most respected names in UK transport, was founded in 1944 and is recognised as an impartial voice of the industry. It encourages high standards of excellence with an emphasis on safety in operation, demonstrated by its research and education programme for members and industry. The IRTE is also a partner in the CV Show and CV Operator Show, alongside the RHA and SMMT.

IRTE members come from a wide variety of transport-related roles including apprentices and technicians in the light and heavy and bus and coach sectors, workshop managers, fleet engineers, transport managers and company directors.

The IRTE is a Professional Sector of the Society of Operations Engineers.

SOE (Society of Operations Engineers)

SOE is a professional membership organisation representing some 16,000 individuals and companies in the engineering industry. The SOE has three Professional Sectors - IRTE, IPlantE and BES (see below for more details).

The Society promotes safe, efficient and environmentally sustainable operations engineering to the benefit of the community at large, through the support of best practice and health and safety initiatives, a commitment to the professional development of its members and by influencing legislation and design.

SOE is a licensed member of the Engineering Council and can register members at all three levels, CEng, IEng and EngTech.

The SOE is online at www.soe.org.uk

For IRTE enquiries please contact:
David Jones
020 7630 1111

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