Jordan Fiddes, Fast Track Refrigeration Engineer
After serving as a Marine Engineer in the Royal Navy where he learned about refrigeration and became fascinated by it, he decided to make a career change and joined Star's Fast Track into Industrial Refrigeration Engineering programme. Jordan found the transition easy as the structure to becoming an engineer in Star is similar to that of the Armed Forces and he feels supported in achieving his career development plan.
Before working with Star, you served in the Armed Forces. Can you tell us a bit about your role in the army?
I served in the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer.
When and why did you decide it was time for a career transition?
The reason for the career change is that I wanted to develop a greater understanding of refrigeration and become an Industrial Refrigeration Engineer.
Being an engineer in the army/ navy/air forces is very different from what you are now doing at Star Refrigeration – how did this career move come about?
The structure of training as an engineer in Star is very similar to that of the armed forces, which was great for me as it made the move to civilian lifestyle a lot easier.
Had you always shown an interest in refrigeration?
When carrying out engineering training in the royal navy I touched on refrigerant and I found it fascinating, this is when I knew I wanted to be apart of the industry.
What skills were you able to carry over from your role in the army to your career with Star Refrigeration?
I joined star with an NVQ level 2 in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, I feel working for Star is massively helping me with my career development plan.