Welding is the process for joining metals using in a large variety of applications. Welding is the joining of metals at a molecular level. A weld is a homogeneous bond between two or more pieces of metal, where the strength of the welded joint exceeds the strength of the base pieces of metal.
This competition is designed to test your skills in the three main Welding processes: Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Metal Active Gas (MAG) Tungston Inert Gas (TIG).
The competition has 3 stages; each stage gradually builds up to challenge you to develop your welding skills, At each stage you will be required to complete a number of welding test pieces in carbon steel Aluminium and Stainless steel in a variety of welding position.
This competition is aimed at Trainee/Apprentice welders working and/or training in the welding industry at level 2-3 or higher level. The test pieces are marked to a set criterion based on BS EN ISO 5817.
Health and Safety
Attention to detail
Ability to work on your own
Knowledge of national and international welding standards
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