WorldSkills 2019: Day one in pictures

Catch up on the first day of action at the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 competition - from hairdressing to restaurant service

WorldSkills Kazan: Day one in pictures

Today saw the 45th WorldSkills competition kick off in Kazan – and the UK's 37-strong squad was ready and raring to go.

Sam Everton, the Team UK's hope for cooking, preps potatoes with great care.

Sam Everton

Christopher Caine – whose family (mum, dad, sister and grandparents) were out in full force in matching "Go Chris" T-shirts – starts his competition in joinery

Christopher Cane

WorldSkills 2019: Team UK

Phoebe McLavy (and her mannequin) in full swing at the hairdressing section.

 Phoebe McLavy

Rebecca West treating a volunteer to a massage in beauty therapy.

Rebecca West

Collette Gorvett serves customers tea and coffee at restaurant service.

Collette Gorvett

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