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Joel Murray announced as finalist for OGUK Apprentice of the Year Award

Published: 14 September 2021
News , United Kingdom , Innovation , Logistics , Materials

ASCO Peterhead apprentice, Joel Murray, has been announced as an industry champion, as the leading representative body of the Energy industry, OGUK, revealed its shortlist for this year’s prestigious "Apprentice of the Year" Award.

A total of 27 entrants have been shortlisted after an expert panel considered over 90 nominees for the eight award categories.

The event, will be taking place both virtually via live stream and physically on Wednesday 8 December at P&J Live in Aberdeen.

Commenting on the announcement, OGUK CEO Deirdre Michie OBE said: “This shortlist is a real reflection of the great talent and expertise of our energy communities – those that personify the North Sea grit and innovation this industry is known for.

“I am delighted to see this recognition for their accomplishments; keeping the UK’s lights on, hospitals running, and transport going, all while really driving industry toward its net zero goals and transitioning the UK towards a sustainable future.”

Joel commented: "I am delighted to have been named a finalist for the OGUK 2021 Apprentice of the year award. This year my knowledge and talent at work have went from strength to strength and this would be a fantastic way to end what has been a breakthrough year for me in my career. My work ethic and thrive to provide safety and service excellence to ASCO's clients, as well as my line managers and supervisors' support have given me the platform to learn many different roles and procedures. This has also resulted in a promotion to Senior Material Operative, just short of 2 years since I have started my apprenticeship with the company. All of the achievements, qualifications and courses I have gained throughout my last 2 years have ultimately led me to being a finalist for this award, so I'm really looking forward to the finals on December 8th to see if I can take the award home."