Calling all bright sparks – SkillELECTRIC now open for entries

During the competition, entrants will be judged on a series of challenging practical tests in a bid to be named the 2015 SkillELECTRIC champion. The event, designed to promote and showcase high standards and skills across the electrotechnical industry, has National Electrotechnical Training (NET) and the Joint Industry Board (JIB) as its premier sponsors.

Between April and June there will be a number of regional events across the UK. Those who score most highly will progress to a UK final held in November at the prestigious Skills Show, the UK’s largest skills and careers event with over 80,000 visitors.

Candidates may also have the chance to represent their country and compete internationally at future WorldSkills competitions.

‘This competition is an excellent means of identifying and celebrating the best in our industry – an industry in which skills are vital,” says Iain Macdonald, NET CEO. ‘It’s an event which has always provided a platform for individuals to demonstrate their expertise and to showcase the levels of technical excellence required to work as an electrician, and I’m delighted that NET is, once again, a premium sponsor.’

‘Those who take part in SkillELECTRIC are a shining example of what today’s apprentices bring to our industry,’ added Steve Brawley, chief executive of the JIB. ‘The competition is a great platform to highlight the skills, commitment and passion of our future workforce and I encourage colleges, employers and training providers to put forward their best candidates.’

The application window closes on the 20th March. Call 0800 612 0742 or visit https://worldskillsuk.org/ for more information.

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