Refrigeration and air conditioning students will have access to the latest equipment thanks to a generous donation from Advanced Engineering.
The company, based in Hampshire, has given Bath College six Bosch Promax reclaim recovery units, worth £7,000, for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning workshop.
Sales engineer Ethan Blackwood and sales manager Luke Levens visited the college to deliver the equipment and recycle old equipment.
Mr Levens said: “We’ll look after them for three years, we’ll service and keep them running as part of a long-term project investing in supporting colleges.
“It’s giving the students the best start to their career with the best machines in the market. Promax is a market leader known for its quality.
“Once they get used to using this equipment, they can keep using it after college. The students are the future of the industry and it’s only right that we support them.”
Advanced Engineering is the UK distributor for the Bosch Promax units, which are used to remove refrigerant from cooling systems.
Last term, Mr Levens visited to speak to refrigeration students about the company’s products and he has another talk booked for April next year.
Bath College lecturer Simon Robinson said: “It’s a big donation for us because this is one of the most expensive pieces of equipment.
“It’s important to have the right equipment, and when we have employers visit they can see that we’re working with the right industry people.”
Bath College is one of 15 colleges in the UK offering air conditioning and refrigeration qualifications, from Level 1 to Level 3.
The majority of students studying refrigeration and air-conditioning are apprentices, who are sponsored by their employers.