World Skills UK 2021 – Aero Engineering – Mechanical Competition Results
The Royal Aeronautical Society was delighted to become one of the competition organising partners of the Worldskills UK Competition for Aeronautical Engineering – Mechanical 2021. This competition celebrates aircraft engineering skills with apprentices from across the UK taking part in a three stage competition which culminated in the national finals held at HMS Sultan from Wednesday 17th – Friday 19th November.
We welcomed 8 competitors from across the UK who were tasked with a set of real-life aircraft engineering challenges over the two days in order to determine this year’s winner and potential entrants for the International team travelling to China next year for World Skills International. All the challenges were based on hands-on exercises that involve real scenarios that an aircraft engineer would face. Tasks involved repairing damage to an aircraft body through sheet metal repair, creating and operating a hydraulic actuator, a full, detailed inspection on a Lynx rotorcraft and replacing a rotor blade on a propellor. After two exciting days the competition came to a close and our three medallists for 2021 were chosen.