Talented electrotechnical apprentices are being encouraged to register for this year’s SkillELECTRIC competition. The application window is now open and runs until 07 April 2018.
During the competition, entrants will be judged on a series of challenging practical tests in a bid to be named the 2018 SkillELECTRIC champion.
The event, which is run in conjunction with WorldSkills UK, is designed to promote and showcase high standards and skills across the electrotechnical industry. Organised by National Electrotechnical Training (NET), the competition also has the Joint Industry Board (JIB) as its premier sponsor.
Between April and June, there will be a number of regional events across the UK. Those who score most highly will progress to a UK final held in November at the prestigious Skills Show, the UK’s largest skills and careers event with over 80,000 visitors.
Candidates may also have the chance to represent their country and compete internationally at future WorldSkills competitions.
“Having a SkillELECTRIC competitor can help boost business performance as it teaches competitors to work efficiently under pressure and improves areas such as time management and precision,” said Carolyn Mason, chief executive of NET. “If you’ve got a shining star in your company we encourage you to work with your training provider to enter them into SkillELECTRIC.”
Entries can be made via WorldSkills UK until 07 April. To register a competitor please visit the WorldSkills UK website.