In a shining example of the expertise and technical proficiency of its staff, Mahmoudia Motors – the sole and official dealer of Jaguar and Land Rover cars in Jordan – was witness to a victory at the semi-finals of the first-ever Jaguar Land Rover Technician of the Year Award. The semi-finals, which took place in Jordanon Friday December 4, 2015 at the Mahmoudia Motors After-Sales Facility in Amman, brought together Jaguar and Land Rover technicians from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), each vying for a spot to compete for the regional title in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on January 26, 2016.
Delivering an excellent performance during Amman’s semi-final event, Mahmoudia Motors’ Jaguar Team Leader, Laith Al-Jamal, has progressed to the final stage of the Technician of the Year competition. During the semi-finals, technicians were presented with a series of theoretical and practical tasks meant to challenge their skills and to test their hands-on expertise. Competing against highly qualified technicians and engineers Al-Jamal, who has over 15 years of experience in his field, demonstrated a high level of competency on par with international standards, setting him ahead of the pack and helping him to successfully advance to the finals, where he will be joined by 11 of Jaguar Land Rover’s top technicians from 17 countries across the MENA region.
The Technician of the Year Award programme consists of a range of technical assessments, as well as a customer service element, to challenge the technicians and give them the chance to prove their skills beyond the mechanical fundamentals. Jaguar Land Rover’s 19 retailers from its 17 markets across the MENA region nominated up to two technicians for the programme. From that pool, 35 Jaguar Land Rover technicians were chosen to progress to the Award’s semi-final stage, held in Amman, Jordan; Dubai, UAE; and Casablanca, Morocco. The top 12 finalists, consisting of six for each brand, will compete for the title in Dubai on 26 January, 2016, where two champions, one from Jaguar and one from Land Rover, will be named. In addition to winning the Jaguar Land Rover Technician of the Year trophy and cash prizes, the two winning technicians will go on to compete in the Global Jaguar Land Rover Technician of the Year finals, to be held in the United Kingdom next year.
“After receiving the distinct honour of being chosen as a host for the important semi-final stage of the first-ever Jaguar Land Rover Technician of the Year Awards, we were delighted to see our Jaguar Team Leader, Laith Al-Jamal, excel in the technical and customer service aspects of the competition, emerging as one of the most skilled Jaguar technicians in the region,” said General Manager of Mahmoudia Motors, Abdimajid Haithar. “Impeccable standards are a cornerstone of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands the world over, and we look forward to an exciting demonstration of these skills at the Technician of the Year Awards finals early next year.”