HRP has supplied the components, equipment and tools to support the assessment heats for the Worldskills UK (WSUK) Squad.
This continued commitment builds on HRP’s sponsorship of the refrigeration section at World Skills 2011.
As part of the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), the Worldskills UK (WSUK) Squad assessment heats in the Refrigeration section were held at Stephenson College, Leicester on 26-27 September 2012.
Five contestants were set tasks by WSUK Training Manager Mark Forsyth MInstR, designed to test skill standards and emotional maturity under the pressure of a competition environment.
The first 12 hour test was to fabricate and commission a refrigeration system delivering -18oC cabinet temperature, including a hot gas defrost with low pressure pump down control.
In the second task, the contestants were given 4 hours to replace a high pressure capillary line – involving refrigerant recovery (including the correct FGas paperwork) and re-commissioning - and diagnose and repair an electrical fault.
The three candidates selected for the Squad are Adam Lyness, Steven Burge and Liam Dean. They will now receive a further 20 hours of focussed training before the Worldskills UK Team selection event in March 2013 where one person will be selected to represent the UK Team in Refrigeration and receive further focussed training ahead of the International competition at Leipzig in July 2013.
Tony Wright, Sales & Marketing Director of HRP said “The future depends on new engineers learning to the highest standards, which is why we have our own training centre. We were excited by our sponsorship of the London event in 2011and are pleased to be continuing to support the UK team for 2013.”