UK: Chandler Davison of Thermocold, who dropped out of last year’s UK SkillFridge finals due to injury, has qualified for this year’s event as the highest points scorer in the regional heats.

Named SkillFridge National Winner, Davison will presented with his award at the Building Engineering Services Association conference taking place in London on November 1.

In the meantime, Davison and the five other top performing apprentice refrigeration and air conditioning engineers from the regional heats will undergo intensive training to prepare them for competition at WorldSkills UK LIVE. The UK’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event, WorldSkills UK LIVE attracts over 73,000 young people. This year’s event will be held at the NEC Birmingham from November 15-17.

Another Bath College student, Kevin Ballantine, has also made it through to the final. Joining him are reigning ACR Trainee of the Year Sam Gills of Star Refrigeration; Thomas Thompson of Refrigeration Lindum, a student at Grimsby Institute; Eastleigh College student Dominic Dray of Royale Refrigeration & Air Conditioning; and Edward Davis of Dunbia Foods, a student at Cardiff and Vale College.

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