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A celebration of careers, skills and education to mark World Refrigeration Day.

Thursday 24th June @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

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To coincide with the global phenomenon that is World Refrigeration Day this year the IOR will be running a live online “Cool Careers Celebration” on the afternoon of 24th June.   

Everyone, members, students and the public is invited to take part in the event to hear what our industry is doing to raise awareness of career opportunities, improve recruitment and training and celebrate success. Teh event will be hosted by IOR President, Mike Creamer FInstR sharing IOR’s work to lead the industry in making rapid progress in this issue. Find out what networks and resources are available to you play your part.  Join us to celebrate World Refrigeration Day, our industry, and our outstanding initiatives and people.

Programme for the day

  • Welcome from the IOR President – IOR educational initiatives and the importance of addressing skills shortages for the future of our sector. Mike Creamer FInstR
  • What can we do to recruit the next generation of engineers? Promoting our career to schools and encouraging diversity. John Skelton FInstR, Chairman of the IOR Education Committee
  • Supporting the delivery of STEM (science technology engineering maths) in the classroom and how you can become a STEM Ambassador – Jacinta Caden MInstR, STEM Ambassador and member of the IOR Education Committee
  • Three Minute Thesis – Research students from UK Universities present their research in a bid to win the Ted Perry Award
    • Nausheen Basha from City University of London
    • James Bull, University of Portsmouth
    • Mubarak Ismail, London South Bank University
    • Judges: David Bostock, Robert Lamb, Christina Francis & Jolyon Thompson
  • Why become a RACHP Technician? The UK’s best Apprentices and Trainees in conversation
    • Gemma Weston, J&E Hall & Eastleigh College
    • Luke Haile, Lightfoot Defence & Eastleigh College
  • Worldskills UK – a showcase for UK engineering. Mark Forsyth Worldskills  and Chris Baillie former winner of Silver in the Refrigeration Competition at WorldSkills
  • Presentation of the award for Lifetime Achievement by a Service Engineer – and a few words about a life spent in the RACHP industry
  • Presentation to the Winner of the Ted Perry Student Research Prize – and a message for the industry from the winner.
  • Closing remarks from the President


Thursday 24th June
3:00 pm - 4:45 pm