Tyler Chicken, production technician on Ithaca’s Alba Northern Platform and 4th year apprentice on the Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice programme (OGTAP) has been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious 2022 Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) Apprentice of the Year award. Since joining Ithaca Energy’s Alba offshore team 13 months ago, Tyler has played an important part in the TAR team, going above and beyond, and putting safety at the forefront of everything he does.
Every year, the OEUK calls for nominations across eight categories including ‘apprentice of the year’ to recognise the brightest and best across the UK Offshore industry and celebrate outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals across the sector. The Apprentice of the Year Award recognises apprentices making their mark in the UK energy industry.
Commenting on his nomination and shortlisting, Tyler said, "I am really pleased to be shortlisted for the Apprentice of the Year award as this presents an opportunity for me to be acknowledged within the company and within the UK Oil & Gas sector. I am grateful that the company initially recognised my efforts and put me forward as a candidate for this award."
Ithaca Energy is proud to support Tyler at the 2022 OEUK annual ceremony on Thursday, December 8, at the P&J Live, where the winners will be announced.
Alan Bruce, Chief Executive Officer for Ithaca Energy, comments “Tyler’s nomination recognises his high level of commitment, dedication and learning but also his willingness to take on additional responsibilities beyond the expectations of an apprentice, demonstrating maturity beyond his years. He has positioned himself as a great ambassador for our other apprentices and for Ithaca Energy.”
Commenting on the announcements, OEUK Acting CEO Mike Tholen, said “From an impressive list of submissions, these finalists are a real reflection of the great talent and expertise of our energy communities – those that personify the North Sea innovation this industry has become known for. I am delighted to see this recognition for their accomplishments in keeping the UK’s lights on, our hospitals running, and transport systems going – all while really driving industry toward its net zero goals and transitioning the UK towards a sustainable future.