Matt Arnold, one of North Hertfordshire College’s Motor Vehicle tutors, recently won an exciting prize package from Brembo, a world leader in automotive disc brake technology. We sat down with him to find out more about the competition and his prize, and how this will help benefit his students in the future.
What was the competition?
“I entered a prize draw in Professional Motor Mechanic (PMM) Magazine, which is a nationwide magazine available to everyone who works in the motor mechanic industry. To win, you had to answer a few questions about Brembo and give a short answer about why you should win.
“I was shocked when I found out I won, to be honest! But I’m really happy I did win – free tools are the best tools.”
What was included in the prize package?
“The prize package included a Brembo Metrology Brake Service Kit, which is a tool kit including a Dial Test Indicator gauge, magnetic stand, and micrometer. These are used to measure brake disc runout and disc/pad thickness. The prize will help my students and support my teaching, as having access to up-to-date technology and tooling from an industry-leading brand means I can pass this knowledge and experience onto my learners.
“Another positive result from winning this prize is that representatives from Brembo have said that they’re eager to connect with NHC further by providing guest speaker opportunities for our learners. Brembo want to ensure that learners are not only aware of the brand, but also aware of the importance of correct braking system maintenance and the new emerging technologies relating to hybrid and electric vehicles. This is something that NHC’s students should be able to benefit from in the future.”
What would you say to someone thinking of entering a similar competition in the future?
“You should make the most of the generosity of industry leaders. They want technicians to be aware of new technologies and be some of the first to test out their products. You won’t win if you don’t enter them!”
The big question – will you be entering again in the future?
“PMM offer new competitions from top industry brands every month. Funnily enough, I had an email the other night to tell me I’d won another prize draw from WD40! I’ve won a couple of draws over the last five years, most of the prizes for these were smaller merchandise like water bottles and t-shirts. This is my second big prize win, the last big one that I won was a £350 torque wrench in a photo competition.”
Congratulations again to Matt on his win!
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the motor vehicle industry, be sure to check out North Hertfordshire College’s available course options and find who you want to be!