The Journey into Refrigeration Continues
After eight months of training, development and hands-on experience, the eight individuals undertaking the refrigeration engineer apprenticeship programme have made excellent progress.
We’re very pleased to announce that the refrigeration apprentices have achieved the following milestones:
- Successfully passed their City & Guilds Level 2 Award in F-Gas and ODS Regulations – Category 1
- Completed a brazing and basic refrigeration training course
- Obtained their CSCS skills cards
- Shadowed PPM and reactive maintenance engineers on our customer sites
- Gained a company-wide perspective by spending time with multiple functions of the business
- Enrolled at Bath College in September in the Department of Technology to start their Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems Diploma Level 2
The apprentice engineers were recently given the opportunity to share experiences by presenting a specific event from their first six months in the field. All areas of refrigeration were covered, including leak testing, refrigerant evacuation and recharging, water leak investigations, jelly snakes and condensate pump replacement, electrical testing and compressor replacement, coldroom de-icing and heater element changes, and PRV replacement. Each engineer confidently talked through the processes involved with their chosen task and highlighted the importance of working safely and keeping concise informative notes. After the presentations, prizes, which were kindly donated by our suppliers Testo, Beijer Group and Cool Concerns, were given to four of the apprentices for their achievements to date.
Well done to all of the apprentice engineers for their continued hard work and commitment in progressing their journey into the world of refrigeration.