WorldSkills 2019 day 3: Thomas flush with success as he steams past the finish line

Team UK’s plumbing and heating competitor Thomas Thomas has this afternoon finished his tests.

The Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor learner had to finish constructing a toilet room and a speed test.

He said: “The first two days could have gone better. I was second-guessing myself and did not feel as confident as I should have been. 

“But the last day, I really pulled it together.”

Thomas was keen to “thank everyone that has helped me – the college, training manager and WorldSkillsUK.

Most competitors finish tomorrow, when their work will be scored and medals will be awarded at the closing ceremony on Tuesday evening.

But now Thomas has finished, he and the other plumbing and heating competitors will be building three toilet rooms for the Derbyshkinskiy Orphanage, 35km from Kazan, as a team.

Thomas told FE Week he was “Happy to be included. It seems like a really good thing they are doing.”

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FE Week will bring you all the latest developments in the lead up to WorldSkills 2019 and will be onsite in Kazan to bring rolling coverage of Team UK’s progress.To find out more about the what, when and why of WorldSkills, read our handy guide.