With the WorldSkills 2019 competition only a month away, we introduce the 37 members of Team UK that’ll be flying the flag for our country.

They are drawn from all four corners of the United Kingdom, and various disciplines: from landscape gardening to cyber security; from cabinet making to hairdressing.

Each will be competing in the first WorldSkills since the Abu Dhabi competition in 2017, where the UK came in tenth for medal points.

Sixty three countries will be competing in 56 skills competitions at this year’s contest, which is being held in the city of Kazan in Russia between 22 and 27 August.

While this year’s Russian hosts are making the final preparations for the tournament, the WorldSkills flag is making its way to the Kazan venue from Abu Dhabi – much like the Olympic flame does when it is transported from Greece to the latest host city.

The full list of Team UK members:

 3D digital game art – Patrick Buckley

Provider: West Cheshire College

Training manager: Mike Spence, Arcademic




 Aircraft maintenance – Haydn Jakes

Provider: Nottingham University

Employer: Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

Training manager: Martin Yates




 Architectural stonemasonry – Ethan Conlon

Provider: Bath College

Employer: APS Masonry

Training manager: Marc Pate, Man of Stone



Automobile technology – Declan Porter

Provider: North West Regional College

Employer: Donagheys Garage

Training manager: Barry McDaid, North West Regional College


 Beauty therapy – Rebecca West

Provider: East Sussex College

Employer: Bespoke You

Training manager: Jenna Wrathall Bailey MBE, Jenna Wrathall Bailey Training



 Bricklaying – Lewis Greenwood

Provider: York College

Employer: PDS Construction

Training manager: Michael Burdett, York College




 Cabinet making – Owen Aldous

Provider: Chichester College

Employer: Callow & Co

Training manager: Christian Notley MBE, Chichester College



 Car painting – Conor McKevitt

Provider: Riverpark Training

Employer: Wrights Accident Repair Centre

Training manager: Richard Wheeler, Coleg Gwent



 Carpentry – Jack Goodrum

Provider: The College of West Anglia

Employer: Peter Goodrum Ltd

Training manager: Gareth Evans, University of Wales Trinity St David – Construction Wales Innovation Centre



 Chemical laboratory technician – Tonicha Roberts

Employer: Eurofins Forensic Services

Training manager: Dr Dirk Wildeboer, Middlesex University



 Cloud computing – Eduard Adam

Provider: Bradford College

Training manager: Wei Jie, University of West London




 CNC milling – Elliott Dawson

Provider: Training 2000

Employer: Fort Vale

Training manager: Mike Watson, GKN Aerospace



 CNC turning – Jack McCarthy

Provider: DMG Mori

Training manager: Adam Youens, Coleg Cambria




 Construction metal work – Tyler Atkinson

Provider: Burnley College

Employer: WEC Group

Training manager: Andy Whitehouse, Dudley College of Technology



 Cooking – Sam Everton

Provider: Pembrokeshire College

Employer: Crwst Council

Training manager: Sean Owens, SO Consultancy



 Cyber security – Kyle Woodward

Provider: Cardiff and Vale College

Training manager: Kamadchisundaram Sureshkumar, NESCOT




 Cyber security – Adrian Cybulski

Provider: Glasgow Clyde College

Training manager: Kamadchisundaram Sureshkumar, NESCOT




 Electrical installation – Thomas Lewis

Provider: Cardiff and Vale College

Employer: Blue Electrical

Training manager: Gareth Jones, Coleg Gwent



 Electronics – Thomas Andrews

Provider: Alton College

Employer: Sonardyne International

Training manager: Steven Williams, Gower College Swansea



 Floristry – Elizabeth Newcombe

Provider: Guildford College

Employer: Self-employed

Training manager: Laura Leong




Hairdressing – Phoebe McLavy

Provider: Coleg Sir Gar

Employer: Morgan Edward Salon

Training manager: Linzi Weare, Reds Hair Company




Joinery – Christopher Caine

Provider: Pembrokeshire College

Employer: DH Carpentry and Joinery

Training manager: Andrew Penegelly



Landscape gardening – Samuel Taylor

Provider: Myerscough College

Employer: Garden TLC

Training manager: Simon Abbott



Landscape gardening – Shea McFerran

Provider: CAFRE

Employer: Logan Landscape

Training manager: Simon Abbott



Manufacturing team challenge – Andrew Joyce

Provider: Stegta

Employer: CarnaudMetalBox Engineering

Training manager: Daytun Unitt, Coleg Cambria



Manufacturing team challenge – Isaac Khan

Provider: Stegta

Employer: CarnaudMetalBox Engineering

Training manager: Daytun Unitt, Coleg Cambria



Manufacturing team challenge – James Thomason

Provider: Stegta

Employer: CarnaudMetalBox Engineering

Training manager: Daytun Unitt, Coleg Cambria



Mechanical Engineering CAD – Ross Megahy

Provider: New College Lanarkshire and the University of Strathclyde

Employer: University of Strathclyde




Mechatronics – Jack Dakin

Employer: Toyota Manufacturing UK

Training manager: Calum Knott, Festo Didactic





Mechatronics – Danny Slater

Employer: Toyota Manufacturing UK

Training manager: Calum Knott, Festo Didactic




Painting and decorating – Callum Bonner

Provider: Forth Valley College

Employer: Clackmannanshire Council

Training manager: Michael Swan, Dundee and Angus College



Plastering and drywall systems – Curtis Johnson

Provider: SERC

Employer: Self-employed

Training manager: David Kehoe, British Gypsum



Plumbing and heating – Thomas Thomas

Provider: Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor

Employer: Aer Cymru

Training manager: Ronald Ferris



Restaurant service – Collette Gorvett

Provider: Gower College Swansea

Training manager: Dr Shyam Patiar MBE




Visual merchandising – Konnar Doyle

Provider: City of Glasgow College

Training manager: Julianne Lavery, University of Westminster




Wall and floor tiling – Mark Scott

Provider: City of Glasgow College

Employer: J McGoldrick and Sons Council

Training manager: Paul Doran, Southern Regional College



Refrigeration and air conditioning – Orlando Rawlings

Provider: Grimsby Institute

Employer: Daikin UK

Training manager: Mark Forsyth, Coriolis International




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