Tom Moys, from Appledore, came third in the SkillPumb contest in the NEC in Birmingham, after reaching the final eight. The 20-year-old, who is studying an Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering Services, secured a place in the final of SkillPlumb after putting on an impressive performance and winning the regional final in Chichester in September.Tom, who has been plumbing since he was 10, said: The final was a huge step up from anything Ive ever done before. It was all about working quickly and accurately, as there was just a 1mm +/- tolerance. It was strange but also quite exciting to be so on show whilst working. Tom currently works for Lymath and Moys Ltd, his fathers business. Earlier this year he was runner-up in the HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year Competition.