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WorldSkills competition now open to register

The Worldskills UK refrigeration competition is currently open to register - the competition tests performance in a selection of tasks from a refrigeration and air conditioning engineer job role.

This competition is called SkillFRIDGE and is organised by SummitSkills in conjunction with industry partners: ACRIB, IOR, EAS, BRA, B&ES RAC Group, Star Refrigeration Ltd, Air Products, Climalife, Skillbuild NI, BOC, Aspen Pumps, FSW, HRP, EAL, Milwaukee Tools, Monument Tools

Download the pre-competition pack, talent spotting checklist and competition guidance. Please note that this is an optional activity that you can use to identify your rising stars and prepare them for the national competition

Who can enter?

Entrants should be working or training in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry and hold a RAC S/NVQ level 2 and an industry recognised refrigerant handling certificate.

Competitors will be judged on:

  • bend and joint quality
  • efficient use of materials
  • interpreting drawings and pipe details
  • measuring,
  • fitting and installation requirements
  • measuring, marking out and cutting copper and plastic pipe work
  • plumb and level
  • testing pipe work for soundness
  • working safely

How many competitors can enter from each organisation?

Individual organisations can enter one competitor and UK-wide organisations can enter their best refrigeration engineers from each nation/region.

A talent spotting model has been developed to assist colleges, training providers and employers to identify their best competitors - please visit www.skillmande.org.uk to find out more.

How to enter this competition:

Follow these steps to the WorldSKills UK Refrigeration national competition.

Step one:Download the pre-competition pack and competition guidance. Please note that this is an optional activity that you can use to identify your rising stars and prepare them for the national competition.

Step two: Enter from 11 February to 22 March 2013.             

Step three: We’ll send your entrants an invitation to the live heats, which take place between April and June 2013.

Step four:  The competitors who achieve the highest scores in the live heats will go through to the WorldSkills national competition.

We’ll make sure you are kept updated with regular newsletters throughout all these stages so that you don’t miss any important dates or information.

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