Space Engineering Services says YES to tackling RAC skills shortage

Space Engineering Services is an official Youth Engagement Supporter of the Cool Science initiative at this year’s Big Bang Science Fair for Young Scientists and Engineers.

The Cool Science project promotes refrigeration as a great career choice to the younger generation as part of the annual Big Bang Fair, which attracts over 80,000 visitors over four days and is the largest youth event in the UK.

The event will take place 11th to 15th March 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham, and offers primarily 7 to 19 year olds an opportunity to see just how many exciting and rewarding careers opportunities there are in the science and engineering fields.

But the Cool Science initiative goes deeper than simple youth engagement. It is projected that the UK needs twice as many engineering apprentices and graduates to satisfy demand and to ensure that UK industry can continue to grow. The current downward trend in young people choosing engineering apprenticeships will have a serious impact on our future if it’s not addressed now.

The skills shortage and future skills gap are fundamental issues facing the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) industry as much as the wider field of engineering, so it’s critical that we do as much as we can to attract young talent.

At Space Engineering Services, we’re passionate about promoting our industry and its opportunities to the next generation, and we’re very proud to be supporting this event as part of our strategy to grow our engineering expertise internationally. We regularly have vacancies in our Engineering teams, and we’re always looking for talented individuals to join our dynamic company.