Overview

This skill challenge brings together a team of complementary specialists that could include project management, electronics, programming, machining, and computer aided design. Time, cost, and quality are all factors in this competition.

It means that in addition to individual talents, participants must contribute to the team as a whole, showing self-awareness, interpersonal skills, and thinking outside the boundaries of their own area of expertise.

Manufacturing Team Challenge covers designing and manufacturing equipment assemblies. Comprehensive project documentation must also be produced as part of the competition. Each Team must be able to demonstrate innovative thinking, multi-disciplinary skills and team spirit. The competition involves a variety of skills including design at draft and computerised levels and applying manufacturing skills such as manual and computer-aided machining, welding, installing and assembling, automation and electronics. This kind of multi-skilled professionalism is also required in real life mechanical workshop environments.

How competing helped Chris, Jacob and Alex progress in their careers.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Health and Safety

  • Teamwork

  • Programming

  • Designing

  • Data analysis

  • Robotics

  • Coding

  • Complex assembly

Entry criteria

  • This competition covers the design and manufacture of equipment assemblies. Comprehensive project documentation must also be produced as part of the competition. Each team will need practical skills to use a variety of tools and equipment, communication, numeracy, critical thinking, mathematics, computer science, analytical skills, creativity, as well as the ability to work well as a team. Each Team must be able to demonstrate innovative thinking, multi-disciplinary skills and team spirit. The competition is intended for those who are studying or enrolled on a level 3-4 engineering or manufacturing programme.
  • This is a team competition of three; there is no limit to the number of entries per organisation. There is no age limit for this competition but competitors must be 16 years or older from the 1st September 2021.
  • For those competitors wishing to participate in the International competition they must not be older than 25 in the year of that event.

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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