JOINER Ian Russell of Haydens Close, Orpington, has been chosen to represent the UK at the World Skills Championships in Seoul, South Korea, next year.

Ian, 21, will take part in the competition, and pit his skills against other people in similar trades, in July next year.

He was chosen for the mastery, skill, flair and passion he shows for his vocation.

Ian said: I am really excited at the prospect of competing at an international level and the opportunity to have my skills formally recognised. I feel confident I will perform to the best of my ability.