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Training & Professional Development

Training manager Keith Nicholls supervising a Brazing workshop

Get ahead, stay ahead

Whatever stage you are at within your career, a role with Airedale International Air Conditioning will help you get ahead and stay ahead.

Backing your professional development

Our strength is our people. We have some of the industry’s leading engineers and believe that continuous improvement is as much about people as process. We believe in improving your knowledge and skills throughout your working life, it is essential to your on-going effectiveness and drives our business performance.

How will Airedale help me develop?

We are all about supporting our employees. Our constant investment in our people and on-going research and development has made us the UK market leader in precision air conditioning with a reputation of quality and service. Our experience of our employees is developed by a range of courses and professional qualifications to make you realise your potential; remain professional, effective and industry compliant.

Airedale training programmes are offered to all employees, ranging from a comprehensive air conditioning and refrigeration induction right the way through to air conditioning design, installation and f gas. All our training is delivered in our state-of-the-art training school on the latest technology; covering theoretical and practical; and often resulting in industry recognised qualifications.

Our structured development programmes allow you to track your progress and receive recognition for your achievements, helping to increase confidence and giving you both personal and professional credibility within the HVAC industry. It is a great way of standing out from the crowd in the industry and within your chosen business function.

Courses and qualifications held by Airedale employees

BTEC in Engineering & Operations (
HNC & HND in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Degree
Electrical Engineering Degree
Foundation Degree in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
NVQ Level 3 in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Diploma in Management
MSc in Management
Chartered Engineer Status (
Chartered Engineer Status (
Chartered Engineer Status (
CIPS – Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (
CIMA – Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (
CIPD – Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (
CIM – Chartered Institute of Marketing Chartered Status (
IoD – Institute of Directors (

Professional development - What our employees think

“Airedale’s foresight to invest and support employee development has enabled me to complete an MSc in Executive Leadership, further enhancing my management skills. I have now taken on the new role of Export Sales Manager and look forward to developing new business with growth in the international markets. To me, Airedale encompasses positive change and continuous improvement; it’s a great place to work.”

Asim Ansari, MSc MCMI, Export Sales Manager

“Airedale provided me with the opportunity to study HNC in refrigeration and air conditioning. After completing this in 2011 I was encouraged to continue to the foundation degree and I've now completed a BSC qualification. Airedale has supported me fully and has encouraged me to pursue my studies. I couldn’t ask for more encouragement and support from my employer.”  

Jamie Acs, Apprentice Technical Engineer

“Airedale has given me the chance to develop key skills to enhance a career in engineering. They have taken me from fairly average GCSE results to an HND at Bradford College. Airedale provides all the support I need to develop further and gain higher industry recognised qualifications. I am thankful for the time and guidance Airedale gives me to complete these courses and I hope to repay their faith once fully qualified.”

Daniel Carter, Test Engineer

“My leadership skills evolved as a result of gaining my Diploma in Management Studies qualification at Leeds Metropolitan University. It was a diverse and rewarding course giving me in depth knowledge of all aspects of modern business. As a provider of after sales service I apply these skills daily to exceed customer expectation.”

Mark Hargrave, DMS, Service Team Leader

“Airedale has continually supported me throughout my career, allowing me to study part time for a BEng (Hons) in Electronics & Electrical Engineering at Leeds Metropolitan University in which I achieved first class honours. Airedale’s management team provided me with their full support and guidance through my application for Chartered status and I am now a Chartered Engineer with The Institute of Engineering and Technology.”

Matthew Thompson, BEng (Hons) CEng MIET, Chief Electrical Engineer, New Product Development

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