The Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0 is the concept of revolutionising modern factories using a range of new and emerging technologies.

Topics such as Autonomous Robotics, Big Data, Augmented Reality, Cybersecurity, and others play important role in I4.0 concept.

Your task, as a Digital Production Systems Technician, includes PLC & HMI programming, developing SCADA systems for displaying live data, use of Augmented Reality, creating a digital twin, and data analysis on cloud.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Analytical skills 

  • Time-management

  • Problem-solving

  • IT skills

  • Team working

  • Programming

  • Communication skills

  • Critical thinking

Entry criteria

  • This is a team activity (teams of two)
  • Competitors must have access to I.T. equipment capable of running Siemens TIA Portal V15.1 or higher, and Tecnomatix Plant Simulation V16.1 or higher
  • Competitors must have access to Festo Didactic CP Lab equipment.
  • Competitors must be available for the National Qualifiers and National Finals.

How it works

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

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online

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 2024 for the WorldSkills 2026 Cycle, subject to the skill progressing to the international competition cycle.

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