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Burnley College’s unrivalled workshops to host national competition to find UK’s best young electrician

The best Apprentices and learners on Vocational Electrical Installation programmes nationwide will battle it out at Burnley College this summer for a place in the finals of a prestigious UK competition.

SkillELECTRIC 2022 is being held in June in the College’s acclaimed, industry-standard Construction and Future Technologies Centre. The event is organised by National Electrotechnical Training, with regional winners progressing to compete nationally for a chance to represent then UK in the WorldSkills contest in France in 2024.

The competition will be a highlight of our Year of the Themis Apprentice where we’re celebrating everything that makes Themis (the Apprenticeship training arm of Burnley College) the best place to launch, enhance or even change your pathway to your dream career.

Themis has an incredible history of success in the WorldSkills competitions, with Tyler Atkinson, a construction metalworker at WEC Ltd, Darwen, representing the UK at the prestigious contest which was last held in Russia and fellow apprentice and colleague Kieran McShane also selected to represent the national team in the next contest.


Every piece of equipment we use; every skill we teach; every technique taught comes directly from speaking to industry and ensuring our workshops are fitted out to the highest standards you would find in a modern workplace.

David Lord

Head of Construction at Burnley College

David continues:

“We pride ourselves on creating industry ready, greatly motivated, passionate individuals who are ready to shape the future of industry. We are constantly investing to provide the very best training environment for the professionals of tomorrow.

“To be selected as a venue for SkillELECTRIC shows that the level at which we work is noted and valued across the whole of the UK.”

Is your goal to be a highly-skilled and respected electrician? Do you feel you could represent Burnley on the world stage? Do you want access to the very best facilities and expert Tutors and Trainers? Burnley College Sixth Form Centre and Themis at Burnley College are the perfect choice for you to launch your journey to success in the world of electrical installation.

If you’re considering your options after your GCSEs, we’ve an Open Event coming soon – on Wednesday, 16 March, where you can see our facilities for yourself and talk to Tutors. Book you place now. See here for more information


Jude Pearson

Former pupil at St John Fisher and Thomas More RC High School