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Mechatronics Engineers build, maintain, repair and programme equipment control systems for the automation industry.



The competition is designed for two individuals to work as a team, testing their logic, design and fault-finding skills in a challenging environment. Competitors are expected to apply their theoretical knowledge of fundamental principles, automation, pneumatic, electrical/electronic and PLC technologies.

Entry criteria

  • This is 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 competencies (these can be found in the Tools section below) and must not have more than 3 years’ industry experience.

Steps to taking part in this skills competition

  1. Register to enter this competition by 12 April 2019
  2. Teams 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 competition overview and 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
22/05/2019 Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT



Competition organising partner

Competition organising partner

Semta is the competition organising partner for the Mechatronics competition.

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