IOR celebrating the achievements of students and apprentices

IOR Ted Perry Award for student research Nausheen Ted Perry


This award is designed to encourage and promote research by students related to refrigeration and air conditioning.  It highlights future leading thinkers currently working at Undergraduate or Post Graduate level. The award includes a prize of £1000 and a set of ASHRAE Databooks donated in the memory Ted Perry, Past President of the IOR, by his wife Barbara Perry.  The winner is invited to give a talk to IOR members based on their research. 

Find out more about these awards and how Tutors, Employers and Researchers can make a submission: Ted Perry Student Prize.



IOR and RAC Student of the Year Awards

The Student of the Year Awards has been held for over 25 years, The RAC & IOR National Student Awards celebrate those who have really grasped the opportunities the sector offers for challenging and exciting careers.  


Each year, entrants impress the volunteer judges selected from the IOR membership with their knowledge and dedication. Along with details of their qualifications, experience, evidence of skills, professional history and examples of good work. The evidence is considered by the Judges who identify finalists who show exceptional levels of academic and practical achievements and individuals who give over and above the standard expectations in their work performance.

Finalists attend a special reception at the RAC Magazine Cooling Industry Awards.  From the finalists, a Gold, Silver and Bronze winners are identified and receive cash prizes and an extra gift from the IOR for the winner.  They also  receive a years’ free student membership. The IOR provides them with many opportunities to continue to develop their career through access to IOR technical information, Codes of Practice, invitations to networking events and online training materials.

You can make a submission as a Student, Employer or College at



RACHP Skills UKworld skills uk

The IOR is proud to support this practical skills competition,  designed to test apprentices to demonstrate their talent, using tasks derived from real life industry-based scenarios. Tasks set cover all aspects from digital programming, building, maintaining and regulating of technical equipment. The skills competition and regional heats are held as part of World Skills UK and competitors have a chance to represent their country at the regular World Skills events held around the globe.

Find out more about this exciting opportunity to show off your skills from your college tutor, or read more at the World Skills UK website: