This year’s SkillELECTRIC UK finalists will be kitted out in high-quality technical clothing and accessories thanks to a new partnership between SkillELECTRIC and Snickers Workwear.
In addition to donating work trousers, belts, kneepads, hoodies, polo shirts and gloves for the competitors, Snickers Workwear’s sister brand Hellberg is providing safety glasses and Solid Gear safety footwear is providing a top of the range pair of ‘Revolution 2’ safety shoes to each finalist.
The SkillELECTRIC UK final takes place over 15/16 November at Oldham College – it’s one of 50 WorldSkills UK national finals taking place around Greater Manchester that week, with around 400 competitors in total taking part.
To be crowned SkillELECTRIC champion, competitors will have to excel in a complicated two-day installation including four circuits, SWA and FP cable, lights and sockets, conduit, trunking and a smart module, all set to a strict timescale and against a rigorous marking criteria.
Julie Robinson, Marketing Manager for the Snickers Workwear brand in the UK, said: “We are excited to be partnering with SkillELECTRIC for this year’s final as supporting the next generation is of great importance to us at Snickers Workwear. We are delighted that we can provide these talented finalists with technical clothing and PPE that is not only stylish, but durable and protective for the competition, setting them up with items that they can hopefully use in their future careers.”
“We’re delighted to be working with Snickers Workwear and appreciate the extremely generous donation for our SkillELECTRIC UK finalists,” said Carolyn Mason, Chief Executive of NET, organiser of SkillELECTRIC.
“In their Snickers Workwear and accessories they will not only look professional but also be comfortable and protected as they go about their practical challenge. The fact Snickers Workwear offers both male and female fits is perfect for this year’s competitors and we’re grateful for their support of industry diversity.”