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Jason Cooper wins PACCAR Technician of the Year contest

After securing third place at the 2020 PACCAR Technician of the Year (TOTY) event, Brown and Hurley technician Jason Cooper has returned with a vengeance to scoop the pool at this year’s event.

This is the second year in a row that the Brown and Hurley team have achieved outstanding results in the TOTY event which involves a series of hands-on mechanical tests on various Kenworth and DAF models and systems in addition to a written test.

Further to Jason Cooper’s gold medal performance in the Kenworth TOTY, Steve Rieck took out third place and Warren Lunn came fifth. In the DAF TOTY, Rudi Linders also claimed third place.

All four are proud employees of leading Kenworth and DAF dealer Brown and Hurley, a company that is celebrating a monumental 75 years in operation this month.

“We couldn’t be prouder of our technicians, and we extend a huge congratulations to all who participated in the PACCAR TOTY event this year,” said The Brown and Hurley Group CEO, Paul Hurley.

“We’d also like to thank PACCAR for hosting the competition – they really put on a great event for everyone involved.”

Meanwhile, in other related Brown and Hurley news, the company has announced that applications are now open for its 2022 Apprenticeship intake and will close on 1 July 2021.

The full-time four-year apprenticeship program combines specialised on-the-job training and learning with industry-leading professionals at state-of-the-art facilities.

Successful completion of the apprenticeship gains apprentices a trade qualification and the opportunity to become a permanent employee at The Brown and Hurley Group.

The company offers a formal qualification and pathway to a challenging and rewarding career with above award pay rates plus penalties.

Ongoing technical training and professional development is provided, along with uniforms and a brand-new toolbox.

The company said when evaluating applicants it looks for those who demonstrate passion and commitment to completing a four-year apprenticeship and developing a career in the heavy vehicle industry.

Applicants must be mechanically minded, responsible, energetic, self-motivated and possess a great work ethic.

Preference will reportedly be given to Year 12 graduates from years 2019, 2020 or 2021, and to those who have a car drivers’ licence and their own transport from January 2022.

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