Electricians maintain, repair, troubleshoot and install modern electrical systems such as, power, lighting, fire protection, security and structured cabling and the equipment they serve to ensure effective and efficient operation.  These systems can be located in domestic, commercial or industrial environments.

This competition has been designed to reflect the role of an Electrical Technician and the standards that are expected within the electrical industry.


The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Positioning of components in relation to technical plans

  • Installing lighting and power circuits

  • Inspection, testing, fault finding and rectification of installations

  • Correct functioning of electrical circuitry

  • Compliance with BPS 7671: IET Wiring Regulations

  • Interpreting drawings and installations details

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no limit to the number of registrations per organisation
  • Competitors must be familiar with the Core Competencies
  • Competitors should be an apprentice electrician working in the electrotechnical industry and are working towards or having achieved their Level 3 qualification within the last 12 months Competitors must meet the attributes set out in the Talent Spotting Checklist

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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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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