A SELBY man from bus operator FirstGroup won two national engineering awards.

Technician Peter Buckle, from Sherburn-in-Elmet, who works out of FirstGroup’s mobile training facility, represented his company at the IRTE Skills Challenge held at Bristol-based S&B Automotive Academy.

Aimed at the technicians who repair and maintain the UK’s buses and coaches, the competition saw teams from across the country battle it out in a series of mechanical, electrical and bodywork challenges designed to discover the best bus engineers in the business.

At the winners’ presentation Mr Buckle walked away with two awards; the Runner Up Mechanical Technician Award and, alongside teammate David O’Hara, the Top Scoring Electrical and Mechanical Award.

Mr Buckle, who joined FirstGroup in 2011 where he works as a Master Technician Trainer, said: "I was extremely surprised to win an award again this year. I really enjoyed the day and it’s nice to come away with an award."