Well, Semta are the proud Competition Organising Partner of 13 WSUK engineering competitions. We support the competitions because we believe they offer a much-needed and deserved platform to talented young people who represent the very best British skills. The competitions Semta organise are:
- Aeronautical Engineering: Avionic
- Aeronautical Engineering: Mechanical
- CNC Milling
- CNC Turning
- Construction MetalWork
- Industrial Electronics
- Manufacturing Team Challenge
- Mechanical Engineering: CAD
- Sheet MetalWork
These skills contain competitions that are designed and delivered by industry experts in national qualifiers, followed by a national final at WorldSkills UK LIVE.
So who exactly can enter?
- Those at least 16 years of age on 1st September 2018.
- Employed having completed a UK qualification within the last 12 months, studying or an apprentice at the specified level of the competition.
- Currently either employed or in education / training in the UK.
Why should I get involved?
This unique competition boasts some equally unique benefits for competitors. Not only does it raise competitor's profiles within their organisation, it also gives them the opportunity to develop, benchmark, showcase and celebrate skills already acquired. It also has the benefit of contributing towards the completion of the apprenticeship standard.
For organisations there is also a great deal to gain. Past organisations involved in WorldSkills UK have enjoyed increased visibility on a national and international stage. Their involvement positions them as industry experts and strengthens their reputation for being a responsive, competitive employer. Another key element worth noting is that the competition contributes to the 20% off the job training requirements for apprenticeship standards (this can be funded through the apprenticeships levy).
If you're up to the challenge of putting your engineering skills to the test at a national and possibly international level, there's still time to apply. Registration closes on Friday 12th April 2019. For more information simply click the following link: https://semta.org.uk/worldskills-uk.