Carrier Transicold UK’s Training Academy programme secured accreditation as a Continuing Professional Development Course from the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) – an industry body working to ensure high standards in engineering education. Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold (UK) Limited, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Launched in September 2015, the Training Academy’s mission is to ensure a steady flow of new talent into the company’s service partner network. Each service partner is an independent company, providing service for Carrier Transicold equipment.
The SOE accreditation further raises the profile of the Training Academy programme, and will help to attract an ever-increasing pool of new talent into the industry.
“We are pleased that our dedication to high standards in engineering education is now recognised with industry accreditation,” said Andy Wainwright, service director, Carrier Transicold UK. “The Training Academy programme is going from strength to strength, and we’re pleased to have welcomed an additional eight trainee technicians into the course in October 2016.
“Our network service partners are really keen to place their trainee technicians in the course. With the SOE’s support, we’re confident this year’s intake and many subsequent generations of candidates will continue to surpass themselves as they follow their new career path.”
Carrier Transicold UK Training Academy candidates take part in five week-long training courses per year over the course of the three-year programme. During the programme, the candidates will also gain the City & Guilds 2079 Category 1 F-Gas qualification.
The candidates work closely with senior colleagues in-between Academy courses, with the long-serving technicians acting as on-the-job mentors to the prospective engineers at their respective service partner.
The SOE is one of 35 professional engineering institutions licensed by the UK’s Engineering Council regulatory body to support companies and workers in the engineering industry. The society works to advance operations engineering as a career through education, training, study and research, while also establishing and maintaining standards of professional conduct and competence.