This competition will not be running in 2021

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 three qualification within the last 12 months. Competitors must meet the attributes set out in the Talent Spotting Checklist

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

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

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