FANUC WorldSkills Qualifiers

Taking place at the show is an amazing opportunity for young people to compete and find their passion in the world of robotics.

WorldSkills UK is an independent charity and a partnership between employers, education, and governments. Together, they are raising standards in apprenticeships and technical education to enable more young people get the best start in work and life.

They are working with FANUC to host qualifiers for this year's Industrial Robotics competition at Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week!

Industrial Robotics refers to the use of industrial robots in performing automated manufacturing tasks. It allows for outfitting and programming them to work in a wide variety of sectors to include assembly, foundry processes, handling, palletizing, finishing processes, welding to name a few.

Robot integrators need a wide range of skills, both practical and digital, to enable them to carry out roles in:
• Robot implementation & design
• Integration of peripheral equipment
• Programming
• Planning and documentation
• Maintenance

Automation is a fast growing and innovative field of Engineering, spanning a number of industry sectors that value skills in problem solving, critical thinking and process optimization coupled with high standards and a good work ethic.

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robotics challenge
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More info

• This is a team activity (teams of two)
• There is no limit to the number of teams permitted to enter this competition per organisation
• Competitors must have access to I.T equipment capable of running FANUC Roboguide software (minimum requirement is listed on previous page)
• Teams must be available for the final stage of the competition at the National Finals in mid November 2024.
• Competitors should be within a year of completion of a relevant Level 3 Apprenticeship and /or hold qualifications in an Engineering based subject to a minimum of a Level 3 or equivalent. Additionally, applicants must not have been employed within the industry of the chosen skill for more than three years prior to registration, not including the period of an apprenticeship.

You can register now for the competition by visiting the FANUC website below.

Register for competition

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