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 asked to complete two tasks using virtual simulation software to include design, assembly and offline programming. Successful participants will then be invited to take part in the National finals working and programming with real FANUC robots.

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 National Finals in November 2021.
  • Be within a year of completion, If you hold a full level 3 apprenticeship qualification in engineering.

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

Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2022 for the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle

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