First trainees complete technician course
UK: Carrier Transicold UK’s training academy programme has seen the graduation of its first seven service partner technicians.
The Training Academy’s objective is to ensure a steady flow of new talent into the company’s service partner network by providing quality training for future generations of transport refrigeration engineers. Each service provider is an independent company, providing service for Carrier Transicold equipment.
“It’s great to see our first technicians complete the course and we’re delighted that demand for enrolment continues to grow,” said Neil Maher, network operations manager, Carrier Transicold UK.
The three-year CPD course is accredited by the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE). Each trainee takes part in five modules per year, led by two refrigeration engineering experts with more than 60 years’ experience between them. The course covers subjects such as environment, health and safety; technical communication skills; and the City & Guilds 2079 Category 1 F-Gas qualification. Outside the classroom, the candidates work closely in the field with senior service technicians, putting their new-found knowledge into practice at their respective service partner centres.
“I’ve found the whole experience quite life-changing and I’ve even surprised myself with how much I’ve taken away from the course,” said Carl Walker, a trainee refrigeration engineer who will be graduating this year.