There’s still plenty of time to enter the RAC 2014 National Student of the Year Awards - so get entering now and make your mark in the industry - deadline 6 July.
If you’ve made an impact in the past year as an apprentice, whether it’s progressing in your everyday role or working on a specific project that has developed your expertise, you need to get involved in this year’s National Student of the Year Award.
And to all managers: if you have an engineer in training that you think stands out from the pack and has what it takes to mix it with the best refrigeration and air-conditioning students in the country, do them a favour and nominate them. The RAC National Student of the Year Award recognises the achievements of the best up-and-coming engineers and celebrates their contribution to the industry.
The only requirement is that nominees should be refrigeration and air-conditioning engineers who are currently working towards a nationally recognised RAC qualification – and there is no upper age limit.
For more details and to enter online simply visit www.coolingindustryawards.com, click the Student of the Year link and follow the instructions.
All of the finalists will be invited to the annual Cooling Industry Awards ceremony at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on 24 September, where they will be able to mingle with more than 700 of the industry’s finest and find out who has won the coveted award.
Last year’s winner David Cooper of Johnson Controls has given some advice to potential candidates, together with a review of the event.
“The best tip I would offer is to complete the application with great preparation, try and be critical to your submission documents and proof read anything being submitted as if you were the judge. I would encourage all students to apply; I have been influenced to make the most of all potential opportunities and would encourage students to do them same.
What is the RAC National Student of the Year Award?
The award recognises the achievements of the best up-and-coming engineers and celebrates their contribution to the industry.
Who can be nominated?
Nominees should be refrigeration and air-conditioning engineers who are currently working towards a nationally recognised
RAC qualification. There is no upper age limit.
Who can make a nomination?
Nominations can be submitted by either the employer or training provider of the nominee.
How many nominations are participants allowed to put forward?
Training providers and employers can make multiple nominations. For each nomination it is essential that the information supplied gives the judges a clear idea of how that particular student stands out from the crowd.
What is the deadline for receipt of nominations?
Nominations must be received by the awards team no later than 6 July 2014. Submissions received after this date will not be judged.
Who will judge the nominations?
Once your nominations are received they will be studied by a panel of industry experts who will decide on a shortlist of 10 finalists.