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  • training

    Changing of the guard

    Last year’s National Student of the Year winner David Cooper looks back on the 2014 Cooling Awards and reflects on his experience as a member of the judging panel

  • dust

    Licensed to skill

    Fear of skill shortages has hit its highest level for six years in the second quarter of 2014 – however, there needs to be a concerted effort to attract new talent, says Julia Evans

  • world skills

    IoR blazes a trail

    The Institute is working with employers and the government to develop a new apprenticeship specifically for rac engineers. Secretary Miriam Rodway reports

  • legionaires

    Maintenance is the key

    Two years after contaminated cooling towers led to a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Edinburgh hospitals, the message about proper maintenance is more important than ever, says Daniel Betts

  • student year 14

    Time to get recognised

    Calling all apprentices and their managers! The 2014 RAC National Student of the Year Awards has now officially launched and we want you to get involved and make your mark

  • pipe fitting

    The standard bearers

    The update of European standard EN378is going to be of crucial importance to the cooling industry, so all eyes will be on the upcoming technical discussions, reports IOR’s Miriam Rodway

  • skill fridge

    The future's in our hands

    Following the demise of the SkillFRIDGE competition, lead judge and Worldskills UK training manager Mark Forsyth calls on the industry to back the event to ensure a positive future

  • star pie

    Enhancing efficiencySubscription

    There are many oppurtunities, to improve refrigeration efficiency, providing a win-win in financial and environmental terms, says Rob Lamb - free to view, simply register

  • ac engineer

    A chain reactionSubscription

    Lessons regarding supply-chain management can be learnt by facilities managers following the recent meat crisis, says John Bowen - free to view, simply register

  • ior

    Young, gifted and on track

    Identifying and encouraging talent is a key role for the Institute of Refrigeration to help the industry prepare for future challenges.