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

Competitors are expected to install a range of electrical and lighting circuits and containment systems including PVC/ PVC surface clipping, plastic conduit, trunking and cables.

They will be assessed on; measuring accuracy (within 2mm), horizontal and vertical alignment, electrical terminations, functionality, planning and installation, fault finding containment symmetry, inspection and testing, safe working practices , including application of health and safety requirements, and other technical skills.

This competition is managed by NET and is also known as SkillELECTRIC.


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 BS 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 (these can be found in the ‘Useful resources’ section below)
  • Competitors should be either an electrotechnical apprentice or be working towards or have achieved their Level three technical qualification within the last 12 months.


Use the Pre-Competition Guide to help you identify your most suitable candidate(s) to enter for SkillELECTRIC. Within the guide you’ll find:

  • The Talent Spotting Checklist which defines the ideal personal attributes and other characteristic a competitor should have
  • The Core Competencies that competitors are expected to meet at each stage of the SkillELECTRIC competition journey, starting from the Entry Stage through to world-class international standards
  • The Pre-Competition Task which can be used as an in-house competition from which you can identify your most suitable candidates to register for the SkillELECTRIC competition.

How it works

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

The Entry Stage is an app-based, timed and interactive online task which will test the candidates’ electrotechnical knowledge. It will take around an hour to complete. The app will be live from 10:00 on 27 March to 22:00 on 28 March; it must be completed during that time and it must be done independently.

A series of live competitions taking place across the UK. The top scoring competitors from the national qualifiers will progress onto the UK final.

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced in July

To help finalists prepare ahead of the UK Final, we will provide relevant technical training and share mindset development techniques, to support them to remain focused on achieving success.

WorldSkills UK quality assure the results and finalists will be notified by late summer to confirm their participation in the in the UK Final. This is a 2.5 day competition where accommodation will be provided by NET.

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.

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