Metal Fabricators utilize a wide range of skills to fabricate; steel structures, vessels, components for the food & dairy, pharmaceutical & chemical industries, and the automotive sector. Together with light metal fabrication, architectural metalwork and sheet metal enclosures fabricators make many items from; steel, stainless steel, aluminium and titanium in sheet and plate thickness from 0.5mm up to over 20mm and structural section materials.

If you’re interested in becoming a Metal Fabricator, your work will include interacting with planners, supervisors, inspectors, designers, welders and fitters. They can work alone as well as in a team.

The individual will need to have excellent accuracy in their own work whilst ensuring it conforms to a relevant specification. They are responsible for health and safety for themselves as well as their own team.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Practical skills

  • Methodical

  • Attention to detail

  • Maths and IT

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition.
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • The competition is intended for those studying, training and/or working in general fabrication, structural fabrication, shipbuilding, engineering construction and manufacturing. Competitors can be in education and training or working in 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. (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

Kickstart a career in Construction Metalwork

If you’re interested in Construction Metalwork then visit our Careers pages to learn more.

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