Starting your career
Refrigeration and air conditioning is vital in today's world, it is used in everything from manufacturing to medicine, and this vast technology needs engineers to develop, research and repair it.
Here are just a few reasons why you should consider joining the highly skilled work force employed in this ever evolving industry.
There are many benefits that come with being an engineer
Apprenticeships for Engineering Technicians
For those of a practical nature or individuals wishing to 'earn as you learn' an Engineering Technician apprenticeship in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumping is now available. An apprenticeship is a combination of on the job training and part time college education. It is a good starting point for those wishing to become servicing, installation or commissioning engineers.
Further information about modern apprenticeships can be found at www.apprenticeships.org.uk
A list of vocational colleges offering apprenticeship is available at www.acrib.org.uk
Degree level entry
Refrigeration and air conditioning research and development or design related topics may require a degree or higher level qualification in engineering,, building services, or mechanical engineering. There is also a refrigeration degree available via Grimsby Institute.
Universities offering relevant qualifications http://www.ior.org.uk/education-and-careers-initiatives?r=PPLXFE586351
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Bharat Patel is a Refrigeration Engineer involved in the service and maintenance of refrigeration systems.
Jolyon Thompson works as an Innovations Manager and is involved in the project to cool the London Underground.
Mike Hayes is an Applications Specialist involved in projects around the world.
Gary McVittie started his career as an apprentice service engineer but with the support of his employer he has completed a Building services engineering degree and is now employed as a Industrial Refrigeration Design Engineer.