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The top-skilled apprentices and trainees, from across the four home nations, are selected to represent Team UK at WorldSkills – known as the ‘Skills Olympics’.

The 46th WorldSkills Competition is due to take place in Shanghai, China, in September 2022. More than 1,300 competitors, from over 60 WorldSkills member countries and regions, will compete across 56 skills.

Squad UK 2021


Architectural Stonemasonry

  • James Digger - York College, Yorkshire and Humberside
  • Jordan Cliffe - Building Crafts College, London
  • Josh Harvey - Weymouth College, South West
  • Liam Macauley - Forth Valley College, Scotland
  • Owen Gallimore - Portland Stone Firms, South East


Cabinet making

  • Finlay Champion - Chichester College Group, South East
  • James Boyes - Moulton College, East Midlands
  • James Kennard - Parkway Interiors Ltd, South East



  • Alex Howe - West Suffolk College, East of England
  • Harry Colgrave - Exeter College, South West
  • Ross Fiori - NCG Carlisle College, North West


Painting and decorating

  • Bridie Kilby - Leicester College, East Midlands
  • Lewis Boyle - Leeds College of Building, Yorkshire and Humberside
  • Thomas Nowell - Truro and Penwith College, South West


Plastering and drywall systems

  • Brendan Duddy - North West Regional College, Northern Ireland
  • Kalem Kerrigan - Errigal Contracts, Northern Ireland


Wall and floor tiling

  • Andrew McDonald - Leeds College of Building, Yorkshire and Humber
  • Dylan Calvert - Southern Regional College, Northern Ireland
  • Dylan Gillanders - Southern Regional College, Northern Ireland
  • Morgan Swift - City of Glasgow College, Scotland
  • Odhran Connolly - Southern Regional College, Northern Ireland


Medallion of Excellence Winners - WorldSkills finals, Kazan, Russia, 2019


Callum Bonner - Painting & Decorating

Christopher Caine - Joinery

Callum Bonner
Christopher Caine

Lewis Greenwood - Bricklaying

Mark Scott - Wall and Floor Tiling

Lewis Greenwood
Mark Scott

Images: WorldSkills UK

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