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UK: Daikin UK apprentice Orlando Rawlings carries UK refrigeration and air conditioning hopes at the 45th WorldSkills Competition, which begins tomorrow in Kazan, Russia.

Rawlings, a student at the Grimsby Institute, is now in Russia as part of the 37-strong Team UK squad competing against the finest young apprentices from around the world. In all, 1,300 young professionals from 63 countries and regions will compete in 56 skills in the competition which runs until August 27. 

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning event, pits Orlando Rawlings against 27 other competitors in a test of skills including brazing, equipment knowledge, installation, commissioning and adjustment, fault finding and component replacement.

Orlando Rawlings and Team UK enjoy the sights of Kazan prior to the competition

Before the team’s departure, Grimsby College’s curriculum manager Nick Marshall said of Rawling’s achievement in making the squad: “The refrigeration team are excited and very proud of what Orlando has achieved. Orlando’s dedication and enthusiasm are undeniable and is a fantastic role model to other apprentices in the sector.”

Orlando Rawlings is the first UK refrigeration and air conditioning competitor in the biennial WorldSkills competition since Chris Bailie won Silver in the 2015 event in Brazil.

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