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Automation engineers build, maintain, repair and programme equipment control systems for the automation industry.



The competition has been designed to reflect the role of an Automation Engineer and the standards that are expected within the automation industry.

Entry criteria

  • This is a team competition for 2 competitors competing as a team
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per organisation 
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competences and have achieved a Level 3 in the last 12 months

Steps to taking part in this skills competition

  1. Register to enter this competition by 12 April 2019
  2. Competitors will be invited to a National Qualifier during Spring/Summer 2019.
  3. WorldSkills UK quality assure the results and finalists will be notified by September 2019.
  4. Finalists will participate in the UK National Final at the NEC in November 2019 as part of WorldSkills UK LIVE.

Additional information

  • Download the pre-competition activity pack from the Tools section to find out more about this skills competition and help with your preparation.

Heats, dates and venues

01/05/2019 Northern Regional College, Ballymena Campus, Farm Lodge Building, Farm Lodge Avenue, Ballymena BT43 7DF
09/05/2019 Festo Ltd, Applied Automation Centre, Caswell Road, Brackmills, Northampton, NN4 7PY
21/05/2019 Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT


Competition organising partner

Competition organising partner

Semta is the competition organising partner for the Automation competition.

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