A look into the future of the industry, with the nation’s most talented up-and-coming engineers showcasing their skills in the Skillfridge super heat
about skillfridge

Air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump services are vital to modern life. With a growing demand for efficient RACHP services and a predicated skills shortage, it is essential that training providers, companies and associations engage with the next generation.

SkillFRIDGE aims to connect young people with the industry – promoting the variety of exciting careers available – and provide a platform for aspiring engineers to grow to their full potential, cultivating a strong and innovative workforce to lead the industry into the future.

The experience will not only hone their skills and knowledge in line with industry standards, but help to inform them of the vast career prospects that lay ahead, provide an opportunity for them to get hands on with the latest products and technology and develop their passion for the industry.

This could be you…

HVAC & Refrigeration Live is host to Worldskills UK, SkillFRIDGE super heat national competition.

Apprentices from all over the UK are invited to take part in SkillFRIDGE national competitions and it offers young apprentices the chance to compete and test their skills against others in a professional environment.

How can I take part?

Apprentices need to register themselves on the World Skills UK website after which, the SkillFRIDGE team will send an invitation to compete in the superheat. The competition is open to all apprentices of all ages, registration opens 2 March and closes on 2 April 2020.

Skills and training is the future for the industry, the competition creates a positive energy and we are determined to make the event into an unforgettable experience for all participants, fully supported by our sponsors.

“After coming top in the regional heats I felt quite a bit of pressure to get a win in the finals and the step up in difficulty was a bit of a surprise, but I am very happy to have won and extremely relieved. The win has given me a little confidence boost, but the biggest thing about it for me is all the support and messages I’ve got from my lecturers, colleagues and friends. Everyone has been really supportive the whole way through and I’m glad to be able to win it for Space and Bath College!”

2019 Winner – Sidney Copus
Space Engineering | Bath College

“It’s given me so much more confidence in the workplace. It was definitely worth taking part for that reason alone, but I’ve also been able to meet lots of people from this industry, which has given me an opportunity to learn from the best and make some useful connections. Being able to say that I won the gold medal is a great feeling, especially because it’s a tough competition that really does test your skills and knowledge. It’s a chance to show others what you can do, and having got through it successfully will stand me in good stead for my future career.”

2018 Winner – Dominic Dray
Royale Refrigeration & Air Conditioning | Eastleigh College

I was up against some strong competition; there were so many people that entered to compete in SkillFRIDGE so to be crowned as the gold medal winner was amazing.

I think it’s a great thing to have on my CV which will hopefully open doors for me going forward in my career. I’d definitely say to others considering the competition to give it a go!”

2017 Winner – Jack Culhane
Gelidus AC | Eastleigh College

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To find out more about how you can be part of SkillFRIDGE, please contact:


Karena Cooper
T: +44 (0)1622 699150