Fujitsu has become a headline sponsor of the 2022 Refrigeration Air-conditioning and Heat Pump WorldSkills UK Competition.

Fujitsu is a forward-thinking company and we are delighted to be supporting an initiative which will help encourage the next generation of engineers. This is all about working to improve standards across the air conditioning and heat pump sectors, which has to be good news for everyone. I am proud that during my time with Fujitsu we have formed partnerships with a number of colleges throughout the UK with an aim to develop young talent to ensure that our industry is in safe hands for many years to come.

Chief Operating Officer Ian Carroll, Fujitsu

It’s a great pleasure to be the organising partner for WorldSkills UK. It’s so important for us to support skill development and training to secure the future generation of our industry. We are really looking forward to working closely with Fujitsu, WorldSkills UK and of course the competitors.

Juliet Loiselle, RACHPskills UK

Registration is open until April 1 and entrants will be invited to attend one of the following National Qualifiers:

April 26 Eastleigh College
April 27 Bath College
May 4 SERC
May 1 Cardiff & Vale College
May 17 Grimsby Institute
May 18 Practical Refrigeration Training Centre, Burnley
May 24 Glasgow Kelvin College

Finalists will be announced on September 19, followed by training and development events during October and the National Finals in November. Following the National Finals eligible participants will be invited to join Squad UK, where they have a chance to represent the UK at WorldSkills Lyon in 2024.

We’re absolutely delighted that Fujitsu have signed up to be headline sponsor for our refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump skill competition. Creating opportunities for these amazing young professionals to achieve excellence through competing is a great way to create a talent pipeline, drive up standards and share best industry practice. Working with leading organisations like Fujitsu is essential to ensure we can keep running competitions that reflect UK industry needs.

Ben Blackledge, Deputy CEO WorldSkills UK
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