Thomas will compete later this month at the NEC Birmingham in the SkillBuild 2019 UK National Final – where he will represent Swindon college and TT Manufacturing.
“I’m very excited to reach this level and to be able to represent the college and my workplace on a big platform in this competition,” said Thomas.
He is one of eight finalists who will carve it out to be named the winner. If successful Thomas will be awarded a gold medal and get the chance to compete in Singapore 2021.
Thomas studied Level 2 in bench joinery at the college while doing his apprenticeship at TT Manufacturing.
He said: “Doing an Apprenticeship has helped lead me to this point, it has really driven me in being able to build this skill.”