ISME Skills Competition 2021

ISME Skills Competition 2021 Postponed

It is with regret that we have to cancel our Skills Competition Judgement Day on Thursday, 10th June 2021.
The challenges presented by the pandemic have not allowed workshop time for the apprentices to make their test pieces.

The development of your #sheetmetal working #skills is very important to the Institute and we are confident that, if we follow the Government Road Map, this annual competition will be back in action during 2022; providing a great opportunity for you to measure your skills against others in the sheet metal and pressed metal industry.

More updates to come, but in the meantime go to the ISME website for further news:

Our thanks again to Amada UK Ltd for agreeing to host the competition judgement day and also to the competition sponsors BRUDERER UK LTD – One name, a multitude of possibilitiesskillcraftproducts.comConfederation of British Metalforming (CBM)HT Brigham & Company LtdRegent Engineering (Walsall) LtdInstitution of Mechanical EngineersMidland Power Press ServicesAP&T GroupBabcock International Group


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Entry forms available on 1st January 2021.

First of all we want to thank AMADA UK for allowing the ISME 2021 Competition to return.

The Institute of Sheet Metal Engineering is a learned body with individual membership open to those employed in the sheet metal and associated industries. ISME has been established over 70 years and promotes the science of working and using sheet metal and provides opportunities for people to exchange ideas and information. We also encourage the development of members by providing networking opportunities and creating an institute that people in the industry aspire to join.

The encouragement of the development of sheet metal working skills in young people through the annual Sheet Metal Skills Competition is very important to the Institute.

The Institute has a student grade membership of £20/year for which you will receive copies of the ISME Journal, Oracle which keeps members up to date with the latest developments and events in the Sheet Metal Industry. Students Joining on the day of the skills competition get the first years membership free.

Category 1 Test Piece Wall Category Vent 1 Test Piece
Wall Vent WALL – Year 1 Apprentices VENT & Trainee’s
● Year Test Piece make Winner Receives Cash Prize
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Category Category 2 2 Test Piece Test Piece Ducting
DUCTING – Apprentices & Trainee’s
Year 2/3/4
● Year Year 2/3/4 2/3/4 Apprentices Apprentices & Trainee’s
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Category 3 Test Piece
● Year 2/3/4 Apprentices & Trainee’s
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Category 4 – ISME Toolbox
FOR YEAR 1 & 2
● This could be a shared project for two apprentices.
FOR YEAR 3 & 4
● An individual make project.
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Category Open Class
● Competitors to make metal work piece of your choice.
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