Daikin UK apprentice Orlando Rawlings, the Team UK competitor for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning at the 45th WorldSkills competition in Russia, was awarded a Medallion of Excellence in refrigeration.
Russia’s Aleksandr Leushin and Korea’s Ju-Hwan Go won joint gold medals at the event in Kazan, with Patrick Brennan of Australia taking the bronze medal.
Paul Price, technical manager at Samsung Climate Solutions, shares the secrets to climbing the education ladder for a successful career.
Be it a newcomer to the industry, or an experienced installer, training is integral to the heating and cooling profession to ensure industry regulations are implicit, that professionals are well versed on new product updates and installations, and are armed with the tools to provide customers with expert knowledge and consultancy. After all, being trusted as a true professional in each of these fields will set a business apart and encourage further business and sales.
Industrial refrigeration apprentice Tom Woolston of Star Refrigeration was named ACR Trainee of the Year 2018 at the annual awards ceremony at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield.
Oliver Drury of JD Cooling was runner-up and Tom Fearon of Source BioScience highly commended.
The judges paid tribute to the high standard of entries this year and seven other finalists were also recognised. They were: Evan Minns of JD Cooling, Alex Wilson (Dunbia), Ben Wilson (Knight Engineers), Grant Leniewski (Coolbreeze), Ben Hornby (Acme Facilities Group), Daniel Warren (James Mercer Group) and Stephen Day (Culm Cooling).