Overview

Sheet Metalworkers design and produce products using hand assembly and the latest technology to produce versatile products, from Computer Chassis, to Aerospace, construction, retail and catering products.

Competitors will be tested on a wide range of skills to reflect the role of a modern sheet metalworker. Sheetmetal Workers may have a variety of roles within the industry including designing and developing the next generation of sheet metalwork products, manufacturing, prototyping, inspection or quality assurance of production or in-service products.

 

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Numerical skills

  • IT skills

  • Organisation skills

  • Design skills

  • Manual dexterity

  • Precision

  • Interpret drawings

  • Welding, joining and finishing

Entry criteria

  • The competition is intended for those studying, training and/or working in the Sheet Metalwork as well as general fabrication industries. Competitors can be in education and training or working in industry
  • For those in education, competitors must be enrolled on a level 3 programme or who have achieved a level 3 qualification in the last 12 months (up to level 3 for England, Northern Ireland and Wales, up to level 6 for Scotland).
  • For those in employment, the competition is open to those with no more than five years’ experience in a working environment.

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

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

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