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Regional heats are well underway for the SkillFRIDGE 2018 Competition Series, giving aspiring RACHP engineers the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills and a chance to secure a coveted spot at the National Final.

Two heats took place in June; the first on Tuesday 12 at Bath College, followed by Eastleigh College on Thursday 14 – both of which were rich with real talent and high standards of technical knowledge.

These were followed by the Burnley heat at the Practical Refrigeration Training Centre on 12 July. The final heat hosted by Grimsby Institute is taking place today (Wednesday 18 July).

The top six competitors nationally will qualify for the next stage and will undergo a series of training tasks in preparation for the National Final - which will give them one final opportunity to impress the SkillFRIDGE judges and be in with a chance to win the coveted SkillFRIDGE gold medal.

This year's National Final will take place at WorldSkills UK LIVE (NEC Birmingham) from 15-17 November. Visit to find out more.