SkillFRIDGE_2011UK: Six top apprentices from across the UK will compete in the national SkillFRIDGE competition at the ACR Show at the NEC in February.

The 12 hour competition will showcase the skills and knowledge required to work in the HVACR industry and include electrical wiring, fault finding, pipe work fabrication, joining of materials, commissioning, refrigerant charging efficient set up and recovery of refrigerant. Apart from vocational skills, the judges will be looking for ability to design, plan and effectively solve problems encountered in the test projects.

Mark Forsyth, Worldskills UK training manager and SkillFRIDGE lead judge, said: “By participating in skill competitions, the UK is able to share best practice on vocational teaching, and raise standards and expertise in further education, skills and apprenticeships on a national scale.”

Carole Stott is chair of Find a Future, which manages the UK’s entry into the WorldSkills Competition said: “Skill competitions showcase the levels of performance that can be achieved by individuals and organisations through high quality further education, skills training and apprenticeships in the UK. Through skills competitions and the wider work of Find a Future we want to provide every young person with the chance to unlock their potential and get excited about the world of work.”

The ACR Show, the UK’s only exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors, takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 16-18 February 2016.

For further information on the show, and to register, visit www.acrshow.com.