UK WorldSkills squad named

The WorldSkills UK’s official Squad has been named for those aiming to represent Team UK at WorldSkills Kazan, Russia in 2019.

The 145 young people, including winners from this year’s Skills Show finals, who have so far been named for Squad UK represent more than 80 different further education providers across the UK, including colleges, independent learning providers and employers.

The squad includes five candidates in each of the automotive body repair and automotive refinishing competitions with Riverpark Training having the greatest training provider representation with three students across the two categories.

The competitors are:


Automotive Body Repair

Jordan Barlow, North West Regional College, Northern Ireland

Shawn Dyson, Chesterfield College, East Midlands

Ruairi Hesketh, Riverpark Training, Northern Ireland

Scott Patterson Riverpark Training Northern Ireland

Callum Scothern, Central College Nottingham, East Midlands


Automotive Refinishing

Callum Green, Gateshead College, North East

Tom Harris, Davies Motor Company, Wales

Jordan Hemsley, Central College Nottingham, East Midlands

Conor Mckevitt, Riverpark Training, Northern Ireland

Dylan Russell, North West Regional College, Northern Ireland


Members of the squad now undertake an intensive two year training and selection process with the hope of earning a place in the prestigious Team UK for Kazan 2019.