WorkshopOpeningUK: Hull now has its own centre for refrigeration training following a partnership between Prospect Training and Chamber Training.

These new workshops, which were opened last month by local MP Alan Johnson, provides a purpose built training facility to deliver air conditioning and refrigeration apprenticeship training and up-skilling. It is the only facility of it’s type in the city and is already delivering training to apprentices from local businesses Airkool and Airco.

The investment in these facilities will provide additional training places for up to 60 apprentices per year, helping to meet the growing demand for engineers in the region.

Describing the initiative as a great boost for the city, Alan Johnson said: “There is much optimism in the city with the new developments, and to go with that we need good training companies working together to provide great training facilities for young people to utilise. This is a prime example of excellent partnership working and responding to employer needs.”

Ian Kelly, chief executive at the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce added: “We are pleased to see two training providers working together to create more opportunities for young people in the region, and enable more people to follow their desired career paths in to the world of refrigeration and electrical engineering.

Chamber Training is an approved provider with the Skills Funding Agency, providing employment opportunities for young people and support to local employers with cost effective recruitment through apprenticeship programmes.