This competition is not running in 2023

However we continue to work with our Competition Organising Partner on skills development and we encourage you to use the tools and resources for this competition to continue skills building.


Automation is of increasing importance in the industrial control of production systems. It requires the ability to troubleshoot, both during installation and in working systems, either across industries or in a specialist area.

Industrial Control electricians will need a wide range of skills, learning the installation of cables, instruments and control centres, circuit design and programming. Automation technology is developing rapidly, requiring a strong interest in keeping up with the very latest developments.

The competition has been designed to reflect the role of a Control Systems Engineer and the standards that are expected within the Control Systems Industry, also covered are elements of electrical and automation installation.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Health and Safety

  • Installing

  • Attention to detail

  • Organisation skills

  • Troubleshooting

  • Circuit design

  • Technical knowledge

  • Programming

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