SkillELECTRIC 2024 UK Finalists Announced

The eight SkillELECTRIC competitors who scored most highly across the recent national qualifying heats have been named:

Charlie Moore – Bramham Electrical / College of West Anglia
Fabien Maciejewski – a completed T Level Learner at Leicester College
Joe Swallow – M&C Engineering / Suffolk New College
John-Ross Campbell – A Campbell Electrical Services / SECTT
Jonathan Gough – MD Electrics / Southern Regional College
Kalum Low – MS Electrical and Renewables / SECTT
Milly Smith – CS McKerlie Electrical Services / SECTT
Richard Westwood – Dudley College

All have been invited to take part in the SkillELECTRIC UK Final being held at Oldham College across the week of 18th November.

SkillELECTRIC, the annual search for the UK’s best student electrician, is part of the WorldSkills UK competition framework. The event is organised by industry charity National Electrotechnical Training (NET), has Electric Center, the NICEIC and Scolmore Group as its delivery partners and is supported by Megger, EAL, Snickers Workwear and CK Tools.

Alongside SkillELECTRIC, around 50 other WorldSkills national competition finals will be taking place that week across nine venues around Greater Manchester, involving over 400 competitors.

To be crowned SkillELECTRIC champion, competitors will have to excel in a complicated three-day practical installation task set to a strict timescale and against a rigorous marking criteria. Following the success of the solar PV task in last year’s final, the event this year will also include an electric vehicle charging task for competitors to tackle.

Those who perform well enough and are age eligible could be in with a chance of representing the UK in the Electrical Installation competition at WorldSkills 2026 in Shanghai, China.

“After witnessing some great skills on display across our national qualifying heats, it’s great to welcome a real cross section of industry learners in this year’s final”, said Jennie Phung, SkillELECTRIC Project Manager. “From T-Levels, to apprenticeships, to mature learners and career changers, our finalist mix this year shows the varied ways you can start your journey in the electrical industry on the way to becoming qualified. We look forward to November’s event and working with our competitors between now and then to help them prepare for their UK final performance.”