Bourne apprentice takes second place in national competition

Grantham College plastering student Tom Rout, from Bourne, who came second in the SkillBuild competition at Vision West Notts College.
Grantham College plastering student Tom Rout, from Bourne, who came second in the SkillBuild competition at Vision West Notts College.

A plastering student narrowly missed out on a place in a national competition.

Tom Rout, of Bourne, took part in the SkillBuild competition at Vision West Notts College.

He was joined by fellow students from his level three plastering course at Grantham College.

The competitors had to prove their ability to work under pressure by completing a project within a limited time.

Tom, who is picture above and an apprentice with Bourne-based Larkfleet, came second in the competition, improving on last year’s performance when he took third place.