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Issue:- SATURDAY 11 July 2015

Gabriella Murphy of Liverpool Wins Veolia 2015 Apprentice of the Year

Estelle Brachlianoff, Veolia’s Senior Executive Vice President, UK and Ireland and Winner Gabriella Murphy receiving the award.

WITH the Government planning to create 3,000,000 apprenticeships by 2020, UK resource management leader, Veolia has demonstrated its long term commitment to apprentices as central to its long term people development programme at a special awards ceremony at the House of Commons today.

Skills Minister, Nick Boles MP and Veolia’s Senior Executive Vice President, Estelle Brachlianoff, presented its 2015 Apprentice of the Year Award for Hazardous Waste Services to Gabriella Murphy, a 24 year old Invoicing Administrator from Huyton, Liverpool.

Selected from 500 Veolia apprentices across the UK, Gabriella works at Veolia’s Physico-Chemical Treatment Plant (PCT) at Lower Bank View in Liverpool. Here Gabriella handles all site administration including wages, purchasing and general enquiries. She is also a qualified First Aider and has completed Skin Surveillance Training meaning she is responsible for performing safety checks on all site personnel.

As a result of attending Roby 6th Form College and St. Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Gabriella has completed AS Level English Language, Philosophy and Religion. Now with the help of Campus Veolia, the company’s in house learning and development centre, Gabriella has utilised her NVQ in Business Administration (Level 3) to drive improvements to the processes of the PCT plant and its administrative key performance indicators. She is a great team player with a real zeal to learn new skills and she always displays a can do attitude.

Apprentice of the Year 2015

Estelle Brachlianoff, Veolia’s Senior Executive Vice President, UK and Ireland, said:- "As a 2 time winner of the National Vocational Qualifications Employer of the Year award, we see many of our future leaders emerging from our apprenticeship programme which is central to our investment in the company’s long term development. As we continue to push forward with our strategy of Resourcing the World the talent we grow is key to ensuring the skill sets needed to preserve resources in the future are developed today. We are also proud to be amongst the leading employers in the development of the new national Trailblazer higher apprenticeships which are the benchmark for quality training programmes that will anticipate business needs."

Skills Minister Nick Boles MP said:- "Through hundreds of exciting apprenticeship programmes talented young people like Gabriella are receiving the training, qualifications and income to start a rewarding career. At 24, Gabriella has already developed a range of high quality skills and is blazing a trail for other young people looking to build a great career. It’s crucial that employers like Veolia continue supporting high quality apprenticeships which help young people build their skills and help boost the UK’s productivity and prosperity."

Congratulations also go to finalist Hannah Dennis, age 21 from Crewe, Cheshire who was a very close runner-up. Hannah, who is an ex-Ruskin Secondary School and South Cheshire College student, has been an Apprentice Administrator for Veolia’s Underground Storage Facility at Britain’s oldest working mine since December 2013. The Rock Salt at Winsford was formed 220 million years ago and the mine lies almost 200 metres under the Cheshire countryside.

The release features a young finalist from Crewe; Hannah Dennis and the Winner of the Apprentice of the Year for Hazardous Waste Services; Gabriella Murphy from Huyton, Liverpool.

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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