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

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Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

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Young person competing in Aeronautical Engineering Mechanical competition

Register your interest

In light of the ongoing uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be running the WorldSkills UK national competition cycle in 2020. We expect to resume competitions in 2021 and urge you to register your interest now so we can keep you advised of developments.

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