ACR Trainee of the Year Awards



The ACR & Heat Pump Trainee Of The Year Awards 2024.

5th December - The Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds, England, United Kingdom, LS1 6ET

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Why enter?

Particularly within this industry, it takes a variety of skills to run our businesses and support our engineering teams. So, we are expanding TOTY (Trainee of the Year) to include other disciplines and embracing Heat Pumps as a sector, a rapidly growing part of our trade. Our new categories reflect this and we invite Sales Executives/Representatives, Heat Pump Engineers, Project Managers/Designers as well as Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Engineers alike to enter. Let’s celebrate the diversity within our sector.


To note; being a trainee does not mean you are just out of college and new to the trade.


You could be re-training for a new skill or having transferred from a totally different sector. If you have any questions on this please contact Hayley


If you are training to do one of the jobs listed and are currently undergoing training, then it’s time for you to enter and be recognised amongst your peers.


Click below to enter - Entries are open!

1. Project Engineer 

This new category covers a number of areas within our trade. You could be training to be a designer of refrigeration systems, training to be a project manager or involved in the service office planning PPM, then this category will recognise the value you bring to our trade. 


2. Sales & Support Services 

Sales, purchasing and other support services are in integral part of any successful business.  

Engineers are only one, albeit very important, cog in a company machine and will need the help of others to provide a great service. You may work for a contractor, or a manufacturer/distributor, and may be learning any of the skills required to; sell, support, monitor refrigeration, heat pumps or air conditioning systems within this challenging environment. 

We would encourage trainee staff to come forward and enter this new category for a chance to be recognised as an integral part of our trade.


3. Heat Pump Service/Installation Engineer 

Are you a trainee Heat pump Engineer who is on the road to installing, maintaining, and servicing a variety of ground source and/or air source heat pumps.

If you are able to be able to demonstrate training across multiple disciplines, with knowledge on system operational skills, then becoming a finalist within this category will be great for your future progress.

This role can be crucial in preventing critical issues with HVAC systems and is definitely a job which should be recognised more.


4. Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Service/Installation Engineer 

Are you a trainee refrigeration or air-conditioning engineer who is on the road to installing, maintaining, and repairing refrigeration and air conditioning equipment? The demand for HVAC technicians within his sector is rising, but not enough people are entering this field.

This is a very skilled role and by becoming a finalist within this category demonstrates to you customers you’re among the best in your field.


5. Marketing Personnel


Marketing is often an overlooked part of business operations, but its role is integral to success. If you work in marketing, this category is for you. We want to recognise people training to be marketeers, executing or planning broader marketing strategies, delivering campaigns, or even effectively operating social media platforms.


We encourage entrants to provide examples of work, reasons for decisions, and ways they can think creatively to meet goals.