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"Star Refrigeration were very focused on developing my skills and education.”

“My biggest career highlight was when I graduated with my BA in Business. I’ve done this while still doing my weekly hours at work, it was hard but a great accomplishment!”

Niamh Connelly, Assistant Management Accountant

Niamh Connelly is an Assistant Management Accountant at Star Refrigeration’s head office in Glasgow. Niamh joined Star after leaving school when she was sixteen years old. She went on to successfully complete a Modern Apprenticeship in Business and Administration and a BA in Business. She admits “I never thought that I would have gone to University”.


"Every day is different- new sites, new issues and new plants…you never stop learning.”

“Moving to the service side of the business has also helped me develop personally. I was very quiet and lacked self-confidence…I have now become a much more confident and self-assured person”

Brian Greig, Refrigeration Engineer

After finishing his apprenticeship in mechanical fitting and welding at Star's manufacturing facility in Glasgow, Brian Greig decided to retrain as an industrial refrigeration engineer. He then transferred to the service and maintenance side of the business where he has been working for the last fourteen years. As an operations engineer, Brian now services some of the systems he helped build. His extensive knowledge of refrigeration systems allows him to foresee any potential issues and solve them before they cause downtime.


"You can obtain a qualification while getting paid to learn.”

“Overall, my apprenticeship with Star has probably been one of the best decisions I ever made. The team of engineers I work with at the London branch are nothing but helpful. Star senior engineers are incredibly knowledgeable and always answer the many questions I ask.”

Luke Edgell, Refrigeration Engineer

Luke Edgell is a third year Industrial Refrigeration Apprentice at Star Refrigeration’s Service and Maintenance branch in London. Luke joined Star just two days after his sixteenth birthday and has never looked back. Read more about his inspiring story.


“Industrial refrigeration is a great trade to be involved in.”

“Star is a great place to train and work…. I am so grateful to my mentors and colleagues at Star who have dedicated so much time and effort to my training and development and have given me complete support throughout my apprenticeship.”

Sam Gills, Refrigeration Engineer

Sam Gills is an apprentice trainee at Star Refrigeration Operations Group in Newcastle. He was named ACR Trainee of the Year 2017 and then went on to compete in the national finals of Skill Fridge at the NEC in Birmingham in 2018 where he won the bronze medal. More recently he has been awarded Student of the Year 2019 at the RAC Cooling Awards


“There’s no need to struggle with anything, there’s always someone you can ring for advice and help.”

"I was placed on lots of different training courses. I was also mentored by an experienced engineer who would provide on the job training. After just 3 months, I was given the extraordinary chance of helping with the installing and commissioning of a branch contract.”

Drew Thornton, Service Supervisor

Drew Thornton achieved top competence level for an industrial refrigeration engineer after following Star’s Refrigeration training programme. As a fully qualified ST5 engineer, Drew is utilising his exhaustive knowledge & experience to serve customers and train new apprentices.


"I was impressed by the focus on my development.”

“I also like the idea of working for a company with a reputation for innovation and sustainability. Star is a family business renowned for their employee centred values and the benefits you receive from Star, from the start, are pretty good too!”

Harley Wilkie, Business Systems Analyst

Harley Wilkie left school in 2009 and joined Star Refrigeration three months later. Having gone through different development opportunities and through different roles within the company, Harley is now committed to the successful upgrade of the company’s business management software system as a Business Systems Analyst.


"Career highlights - The people I’ve worked with and the people whom I have learnt from. And of course the friends I’ve made at Star."

Gary Cleary, Head of Projects

Gary Cleary has been with Star for 16 years. Starting off as an apprentice, Gary worked his way up through the company in various Production roles, and is now facing very different challenges as one of the Star Refrigeration Project Management Team.


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