The IOR established a network to promote Women in RACHP with the support of the ACR Journal to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day on 23rd June 2016. 

The network is now open to anyone (male or female) working in any RACHP related role such as service & maintenance, design, research, enginIMG 0895eering, science, sales, administration, marketing, training, etc. You do not have to be an IOR member to take part.

How you can get involved

If you are interested in the group join up on LinkedIn to be kept informed of articles, meetings, events and to join the discussion


Upcoming Women in RACHP Activites  

Details of new events coming soon

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Recent Women in RACHP events

June 2019  - Women in RACHP Career Development Day

On the 21st June, the IOR Women in RACHP Network held a training day to celebrate the 2019 International Women in Engineering Day. The day included the practical hand-on morning session "Getting to grips with service and maintenance - practical exercises for non-engineers"  The afternoon session explored the topic of Confidence in dealing with difficult and awkward situations.

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March 2019 - Women in RACHP Networking Lunch

On the 15th March 2019, the network held its first Scottish Regional Meeting at the Women in RACHP Networking Lunch hosted by KoolTech at their Glasgow office. 


June 2018 - Women in RACHP Career Development Day

On the 22nd June, the IOR Women in RACHP Network held a training day to celebrate the 2018 International Women in Engineering Day. The theme of the 2018 event is ‘Raising the Bar’. The day included a practical hands-on morning session. Followed by an afternoon training event  "Get clear, get confident - a masterclass in gaining focus and staying motivated". 

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March 2018 - Breakfast networking meeting

On the 14th March, the Women in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Heat Pumps held a breakfast networking event hosted by Bitzer UK in Milton Keynes.  Delegates heard practical advice from experts on career development and had the opportunity to network with others working in the RACHP sector.  Programme and full details here.

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June 2017 - Career development day

As part of the International Woman in Engineering Day on the 23rd June 2017, the Women in RACHP network held a training course focusing on carer development for women from the RACHP sector. The event was hosted by Cool Concerns and offered delegates the opportunity to have hands-on practical experience of working with refrigeration equipment as well as taking part in an interactive afternoon session focusing on personal and career development.

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June 2016 - Launch webinar

On the 23rd June 2016 Catarina Marques MInstR held a webinar to provide some background on the role of women in science, engineering and refrigeration careers based on research carried out by the International Institute of Refrigeration as part of a Women in Refrigeration workshop, which looked at global skills shortages in engineering and technical staff, the growing demand for refrigeration professionals and opportunities to increase representation of women in this field.   


Need some inspiration from Women working in RACHP?

Read these interviews with Women forging careers in the fascinating RACHP sector published by the ACR Journal http://www.acrjournal.uk/features/category/women-in-acr 


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