Overview

Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0 is a vast concept of revolutionising modern factories using a wide range of top technologies. Topics such as Autonomous Robotics, Big Data, Augmented Reality, Cybersecurity, and others play important role in I4.0 concept. With these technologies combined, the aim is for Smart Factory to run autonomously, continuously optimising its production processes using gathered data and visualising it for systems operators and technicians.  

Your task, as a Digital Production Systems Technician, is to modernise a module of production system, based on certain requirements. It includes PLC & HMI programming, developing SCADA systems for displaying live data, use of Augmented Reality and integration of external devices for cybersecurity, data collection and analysis.  

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.  

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
  • Competitors must have access to Festo Didactic CP Lab equipment
  • Competitors must be available for the National Qualifiers and National Finals
  • The Competitors must not be older than 25 years in the year of the Competition. 

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 28 February – 1 April 2022

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 2022 for the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle

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