Apprentice candidate Tom Bunday runs a successful arboricultural business which – for those of you who aren’t in the know – means he’s a tree surgeon. But as well as tending to trees, Tom has a great time climbing them after winning a tree climbing championship at college.
According to his website, while Tom struggled through his education, he “thrived” in the pure challenge that was offered to him through business – which has seen the 28-year-old build up another two successful companies, invest in a property portfolio and write two books. All very impressive, by any standard.
By his own admission, Tom is immature – which may see him become an irritant to some of the candidates… and the viewers.
Speaking at his audition for the show, he explained: “I’m so immature when it comes to social environment. All the lads absolutely love me. All the girls absolutely hate me because I’m having such a good time. So I think it’s a good thing because it draws people to me but it’s a bad thing because some people think I’m immature.”
Nonetheless, Tom says he’s a hard worker who finds himself becoming “obsessed” with certain topics, and values his loyalty as one of his key traits.