Themis Apprentice Tom Race has won first place in a national plumbing competition – earning money, tools and more as part of his prize.
Tom, 19, a Themis Plumbing Apprentice, triumphed in the gruelling six-hour test in HIP Magazine’s Learner of the Year 2021 competition.
The former pupil of The Valley Leadership Academy, who works for Pinnacle Plumbing and Gas in his Apprenticeship says:
“I’m so happy to have won. It was hard work, but a great opportunity to demonstrate my skills, both practical and theoretical I’ve learned on from my time with Themis and on my placement.
“Now I’ve won the money, I’m going to invest it back in my career and buy myself some new construction tools.”
Prizes in this hard-won competition included £1000, a Worcester Bosch boiler, DeWalt drills, Amazon vouchers, a Trinitron digital shower and many more.
Head of Construction at Themis at Burnley College, David Lord says:
“Tom as shown really high level of skill and knowledge throughout his training. His success is also a real testimony his employer, Pinnacle Gas and Heating as well as his outstanding attitude and dedication to his plumbing career.”
Zoë Tanner, Managing Director at HiP Magazine’s publishers says his win was well deserved:
“Tom demonstrated a huge amount of theoretical knowledge and practical skills throughout the competition. Huge congratulations to Tom and his lecturers at Themis at Burnley College.”
Francine Wickham from Fernox, who sponsored the competition says it was a tough challenge, in challenging times:
“It’s vital the next generation of heating professionals are given the chance to develop their skills, be recognised for their achievements be encouraged to pursue their chosen careers.”
Are your plumbing skills at championship level? Do you see yourself showing off your skills at the highest level like Tom? From plumbing to welding, electrical engineering to upholstery, Themis at Burnley College is one of the country’s leading Apprenticeship providers. To find the perfect Apprenticeship for you, see https://www.burnley.ac.uk/themis-home/.
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