SkillELECTRIC is the search for the UK’s best young electrician and the premier skills competition for the UK’s electrical industry.

Each year, the best electrical students and apprentices from across the UK compete to win a place in the competition’s grand final.

Competition stages

1. Register to enter the competition via WorldSkills UK – this year the registration period is 27 February to 24 March 2023.

2. The ‘Entry Stage’ involves competitors having to complete an online, timed, interactive task. Take a look at our ‘Entry Stage Guidance‘ page to find out more.

3. Only those successful at the entry stage will be invited to compete in a national qualifying heat.

4. Qualifying heats will take place between April-June – see our Events page for full details.

5. WorldSkills UK quality assure the heat results and finalists will be notified.

6. Finalists will participate in the UK National Final in November.

SkillELECTRIC provides a platform to showcase the best young talent working in the industry and highlight the opportunities that becoming an apprentice electrician provides.

Those who demonstrate exceptional talent also have the chance to represent their country at EuroSkills and WorldSkills events around the globe.

SkillELECTRIC is organised by registered charity NET who, on behalf of the industry, manage and develop the industry assessment of occupational competence. NET is proud to deliver SkillELECTRIC in partnership with WorldSkills UK