Tom, from Giltbrook is a former pupil at Hall Park Academy in Eastwood. He started his two year apprenticeship with Derby Homes last September and works as part of the gas installation team. He is hoping to progress onto the level three apprenticeship with the company next year. "I am working hard to prepare for the competition which will include fitting a radiator, a cleaning system and a central heating pump with a time limit of six hours. These are all skills which I have done at College and at work so I am pleased with the tasks that will be set in the competition. It is good to have something to work towards and test my skills alongside other apprentices."
Tom was nominated for the competition by Derby College Plumbing lecturer David Cooke who said: "We have some exceptional apprentice learners at the College and Tom is in the top league so we are confident that he will do well in the competition."
Derby Homes Apprentice Development Manager Sophie Bancroft concluded: "Tom is a well-liked member of the Derby Homes team. He gets on great with his colleagues and is always eager to learn. He is an asset to our organisation and we are immensely proud that he has been entered into this competition."