Chris-Baillie-2UK: Chris Bailie has won Silver in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning category at WorldSkills 2015 in Brazil.

An apprentice with Belfast-based BL Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Chris competed against  26 young refrigeration and air conditioning engineers from across the world. On Sunday his efforts were rewarded with a Silver medal, only being beaten to Gold by Pei-Hao Juan of Chinese Taipei.

Chris, 21, was chosen to represent the UK after winning the SkillFridge Gold medal in 2013. He is a student at South East Regional College, Lisburn, Newtownards.

The 43rd WorldSkills Competition saw 1,192 competitors from 72 countries competing for medals in 50 different skills. Around 200,000 visited Anhembi Park in Sao Paulo to witness this week’s event.