Rhys Wins Award
Rhys presented with George Hall Memorial Award
Third year INEOS Process Modern Apprentice (MA) Rhys Eddie, was presented with the ‘George Hall Achievement Award’, recently (08/05/18) continuing the high standards of previous holders of the award, who have also studied for their MA at Forth Valley College.
In memory of George, who worked at the INEOS Grangemouth site for almost 40 years until his untimely death in service in 2015, his family have donated an award in his name to be presented on an annual basis to a third year Modern Apprentice.
The award was presented in the INEOS HQ building on Inchyra Road, in the presence of George’s widow, Jane and son, Chris.
Tobias Hannemann, CEO INEOS O&P UK said, “As an Apprentice Mentor, George was a very keen advocate of the Company and supporter of the work we do in developing and nurturing young engineers and technicians. It is entirely fitting, that in memory of a valued employee George Hall, we are presenting this award today to Rhys.”
Jane Hall said, “In the short time that Rhys has been working with INEOS he has already demonstrated similar values to those that George was renowned for – hard work, dedication and commitment to doing his very best. George would have been so proud that Rhys has been chosen to receive this annual award in his name.”
Rhys, third year process apprentice commented, “I am very pleased to have been selected to receive this award. I would like to thank all those people at Forth Valley College and at INEOS for their support and encouragement as I work towards achieving my modern apprentice qualifications.”
Lorna Allison, MA Manager INEOS, said: “I was delighted that Rhys received the award as he was the first INEOS Apprentice in his year to complete his SVQ Level 3 Downstream Field Operations qualification and receive his Certificate. Rhys typifies the ethos behind the George Hall Award, he is diligent, methodical and quietly ‘gets on with the job’. Rhys has almost completed his HNC and I am confident he will achieve a good pass mark for his Graded Unit, which will hopefully put him in a strong position for any upcoming employment opportunities within the organisation as a qualified technician.”
Previous holders of the award are Ellen Milne (2016) and Megan McWatt (2017) and Sean Griffin (2018).
The picture shows (from left to right): Lorna Allison, Chris Hall, Jane Hall, Rhys Eddie, Tobias Hannemann (CEO O&P UK) and Marcus Plevoets (Operations Director O&P UK).