Professions in Industrial Robotics include automation based technicians, maintenance engineers or installation engineers. They install, test, programme or maintain robotic installations, reduce cycle times and the elimination of waste movement.

The competition has been designed to accommodate a range of participants with little to no knowledge of robotic systems, to robotics engineers. Stretch and challenge tasks have been incorporated to maximise a range of skills necessary to operate in a range of robotic engineering environments. Participants will be expected to complete 3 task’s; offline programming, pick & place and assembly and installation activities.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Problem solving

  • Team working

  • Communication skills

  • Critical thinking

  • IT Skills

  • Programming

  • Adaptability

  • Design skills

Entry criteria

  • This is a team activity (teams of two).
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • Competitors must have access to I.T. equipment capable of running FANUC Robo guide.
  • Must be available for the final stage of the competition at the AMTC in Coventry in June 2020.
  • Be within a year of completion, If you hold a full level 3 apprenticeship qualification in engineering.

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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Young people competing in Industrial Robotics competition

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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