EASTLEIGH students are to benefit from new equipment.

Industry-standard equipment has recently been installed in Eastleigh College’s Refrigeration and Air Conditioning workshops.

This comes after a donation from Fujitsu General Air Conditioning.

The equipment will now be used by apprentices, full-time and part-time students.

Among the donated equipment there is also a new Heat Recovery Variable Refrigerant Flow which allows indoor units to heat or cool as required.

Other fixed systems are also been fitted in the workshop for college students to install, test and maintain as part of their training.

Shaun Creech, lecturer in refrigeration and air conditioning at Eastleigh College, said: " Giving our students access to the facilities used in industry is invaluable and will give them a head start in their future careers."

Martyn Ives, technical manager at Fujitsu said: "The College already has a good reputation for refrigeration and air conditioning training and it’s important to keep students up to speed with the latest technology. By donating this modern equipment to the College, students and technicians from the industry will be more familiar with the products, helping them with their work in the industry.”