Aeronautical Engineers maintain, repair, service, install and test components of aircraft’s and aircraft systems. This competition assesses the skills and abilities of competitors entering the field of Aeronautical Engineering, and Mechanical in particular.

This competition has been designed to reflect the role of a Mechanical Technician and the standards that are expected within the aeronautical industry.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Problem solving

  • Attention to detail

  • Communication skills

  • Troubleshooting

  • Analytical

  • Project management

  • Time management

  • Health and Safety

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no age limit for Regional or National Competitions
  • The competition is intended for those studying, training and/or working in the aircraft maintenance Industry. The competition is based on the standards attained by trainees who are studying or enrolled on a level 3 programme or who have achieved a level 3 qualification in the last 12 months or who have gained there EASA Part 66 Qualification. (Up to level 3 for England, Northern Ireland and Wales, up to level 6 for Scotland or up to five years’ experience in a working environment).

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or work place, or, take part in an online competition

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2022 for the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle

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