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2018 WorldSkills New Zealand


ServiceIQ is proud to again be supporting the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer category in the WorldSkills New Zealand competition.

WorldSkills is an exciting and challenging trade skills competition where you can pit your skills against other high performing aircraft maintenance engineers at the National competition in July and perhaps even represent New Zealand at the International competition in Russia next year.

WorldSkills is like the Olympics for young tradespeople. The international competitions typically attract over 1200 competitors from over 60 nations competing in 50 plus skills. Over 250,000 visitors attend the competitions.

New Zealand has competed in the Aircraft Maintenance skill at the last three international competitions with amazingly high achievements.

  • 2013 in Leipzig, Germany, Silver Medal, LAC Mike West RNZAF
  • 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Medallion of Excellence. LAC Chris Robertson RNZAF, and
  • 2017 in Abu Dhabi, Gold Medal, Jarrod Wood, Air New Zealand

The New Zealand competition programme will include:

  • National Selection competition in Woodbourne 23 June 2018 to select competitors for the National competition
  • National competition in Hamilton 10–11 October 2018 to select a competitor to represent New Zealand in Russia, and
  • International competition in Kazan August 2019

The skill areas tested include; metal skin repair, composite inspection, component replacement, electrical wiring, engine borescope inspection, and aircraft daily inspection.

To be eligible you need to be training or working in the aircraft industry, have you employer's support, and your birthdate should be in 1994 or later.

Find out more and apply by 8 June 2018 here.

2018 WorldSkills New Zealand Poster