This WorldSkills UK Competition focuses on all the essential requirements for a successful career in industrial electronics. Competitors undertake the role of an electronics technician and are required to work to industry-recognised standards.

The competition is largely practical, however, competitors will be required to have a thorough understanding of design and theory associated with the fundamentals of electrical, analogue, and digital principles.

Competitors will also be expected to follow a set of pre-competition instructions and download the software to become familiar in the use of the dedicated printed circuit design software which is used in the competition.

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The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Problem solving

  • Time management

  • Working well under pressure

  • Creativity

  • Analysis and design of various circuits

  • Hardware design

  • Embedded Systems Programming

  • Fault Finding, Repair and Measuring Module

Useful resources

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per organisation
  • The competition is intended for those studying, training and/or working towards relevant programmes of study in Industrial Electronics. 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

Registrations are now open and close midnight 28th March 2024.

The entry stage of competition is a remote or online test sent after registration closes 15th April 2024.

Competitors will have 10 days to complete the task with a final deadline of 25th April 2024.

Live Qualifier from 20th May 2024 at 

  • Gower college Swansea 20th May 2024
  • Gloucester Engineering Training 22nd May 2024
  • Belfast Metropolitan College 4th June 2024
  • Glasgow Clyde College 11th June 2024
  • Middlesex University 18th June 2024
  • The University of Sheffield, 20th June 2024

Additional qualifiers tbc.

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.

National finals will take place between the 18th-22nd November 2024 in Manchester (venues TBC)

The Industrial Electronics national competitions also form part of the selection process for WorldSkills International Competitions and the 2024 finals will be used to identify UK squad members for the WorldSkills International competition in Shanghai in 2026.

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