Aircraft maintenance engineers maintain, repair, service, install and test components of aircraft and aircraft systems. This competition assesses the skills and abilities of competitors entering the field of aviation, mechanical and avionic engineering.

This competition has been designed to reflect the role of an aircraft engineer and the standards that are expected within the aviation industry.

See how Haydn’s career has progressed after competing.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Problem-solving

  • Attention to detail

  • Communication skills

  • Troubleshooting

  • Analytical

  • Project management

  • Time-management

  • Health and safety

Entry criteria

  • The competition is intended for those studying, training and/or working in the aircraft maintenance/manufacturing industry.
  • The competition is based on the standards attained by trainees who are studying or enrolled on a level three programme or who have achieved a level three qualification in the last 12 months or who have gained their EASA Part 66 Qualification. (Up to level three for England, Northern Ireland and Wales, up to level six for Scotland or up to five years’ experience in a working environment).

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023

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

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online

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 2024 for the WorldSkills 2026 Cycle, subject to the skill progressing to the international competition cycle.

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