SkillELECTRIC 2017

The 2017 SkillELECTRIC competition, which the JIB is proud to sponsor, is now underway.

During the competition, entrants will be judged on a series of challenging practical tests in a bid to be named the 2017 SkillELECTRIC champion.

The event, designed to promote and showcase high standards and skills across the electrotechnical industry, is organised by National Electrotechnical Training (NET).

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.

Event latest

The first heat this year took place in Northern Ireland in conjunction with SkillBuild. Congratulations to all who took part and in particular the top three competitors:

  • 3rd place – David McHugh of GR White
  • 2nd place – Declan Goulding of Seamus Donnelly
  • 1st place – Piaras McErlean of TAS Controls


Photos from all events will be available on the SkillELECTRIC Flickr page at https://www.flickr.com/photos/149103081@N04/albums

This Year's Events

South of England heat
12 May - Chichester College

Wales heat
14 June - Coleg Menais

North of England heat
22 June - Leeds College of Building

Midlands heat
27 June - Leicester College

Scotland heat
23 August - UHI Moray College

UK Final
16-18 November - Birmingham NEC