Scolmore Group is delighted to announce its status as an official delivery partner for this year‘s SkillELECTRIC competition.
SkillELECTRIC is the search for the UK’s best young electrician and is 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. Organised by National Electrotechnical Training (NET) and run in conjunction with WorldSkills UK, it is designed to promote and showcase high standards and skills across the electrotechnical industry.
As a delivery partner, Scolmore has a key role to play and is enjoying a strengthened relationship with the teams at SkillELECTRIC and NET, helping to shape how the competition is run.
As part of its commitment to support the electrical industry and help develop the next generation of electricians, Scolmore Group first became involved as a sponsor of SkillELECTRIC back in 2018. The company has continued its support for the competition in the ensuing years, providing a range of materials and products from across the Scolmore Group for use by the contestants during the national heats and the UK final, as well as supplying an array of product prizes for the winner and runners up. Scolmore Group’s technical engagement team has also played a key role in the judging process for the competition with Neil McManus, Technical Engagement Engineer, part of the judging panel.
Registration for the 2024 competition opens on 26th February and will run until 28th March. The entry stage involves competitors having to complete an online, timed, interactive task and only those successful at the entry stage will be invited to compete in a national qualifying heat.
Commenting on this year’s competition Neil McManus said: “It is a fantastic opportunity to be involved as a delivery partner for the 2024 event. Last year we saw such a high standard of competitors from the industry showcasing their skills and knowledge throughout the tasks. The level of workmanship and professionalism of the competitors was very high throughout the competition and the event showcased some fantastic talent and commitment from the next generation of electricians. 2024 promises to be another thrilling and rewarding event.”
“We are very grateful for Scolmore Group’s support of the competition and welcome our continued relationship with them now as a delivery partner,” said Jennie Phung, SkillELECTRIC Project Manager at NET. ‘We look forward to working in partnership with the team at Scolmore again this year to strengthen the competition even further and witness the high standard of work from this year’s competitors.”