SkillFRIDGE returns for 2019

SkillFRIDGE returns for 2019

The 2019 cycle of SkillFRIDGE, the skills competition dedicated to engaging the next generation of engineers and raising the profile of the RACHP industry, will get underway next month when registration opens on 1 March.

Nurturing the RACHP engineers of the future while putting the focus on safety, best practice and new technology, SkillFRIDGE aims to tackle the skills crisis head-on, helping to cultivate a knowledgeable, innovative and inspired workforce.

For those taking part in the UK-wide contest, sponsored by renowned industry heavyweight Toshiba Carrier, it’s a unique opportunity to develop an invaluable, life-long skill set. “It’s a career-boosting platform”, says lead judge Mark Forsyth.

Commenting on how the competition has benefited him, 2018 winner Dominic Dray of Royale Refrigeration & Air Conditioning said: “It’s given me so much more confidence in the workplace. It was definitely worth taking part for that reason, and also to meet more people from the industry and make useful connections.”

The specialist RACHP skills contest is delivered in association with WorldSkills UK, a Department for Education-funded partnership between businesses, education and government that aims to accelerate young people’s careers, bolster the reputation of apprenticeships, and ultimately safeguard the UK’s economic future.

Speaking at last year’s WorldSkills UK Business Breakfast on 15 November – ahead of the WorldSkills UK LIVE competition finals for a vast array of industries – Anne Milton MP and Minister of State for Skills and Apprenticeships said: “35% of current jobs will no longer be available in 10 years; we’ve got to look ahead.”

To find out more about SkellFRIDGE contact Karena Cooper on 01622 699150 or at


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