Melissa Chisell from Avanti Gas talks about Young Person in LPG and how rewarding it is to be recognised within the industry.

Wednesday 24th August 2022

Melissa Chisell is Junior Technical Engineer at Avanti Gas and last year won the accolade of Apprentice of the Year, as part of the Young Person in LPG Awards sponsored by Vaillant.

Melissa has been working at Avanti Gas for the past four and half years and kindly agreed to speak to Liquid Gas UK about winning the award last year, and the benefits it has had on her career and apprenticeship training.

Melissa Chisell, Avanti Gas

Winning Apprentice of the Year has been an extremely rewarding experience for me. Being recognised both internally within your business and externally amongst the wider LPG industry provides a big morale boost. It’s always lovely to hear you’re doing a good job and people are grateful for the work you’re doing.

The award has also provided me with clear evidence of my projects and achievements which is excellent for my apprenticeship and the various milestones, and assessments I have to work towards. It’s great to be able to give examples of the recognition and praise you have received while undergoing your apprenticeship.

Apprentice of the Year

Winning Apprentice of the Year has been brilliant for raising awareness of my role within the business and within the wider LPG industry. It was a real honour to be up on stage last year amongst such an influential group of representatives from the industry.

I’d recommend any young people working in the LPG industry to apply for one of the categories at the Young Person in LPG awards. There are three categories in total and you can either apply on behalf of yourself or another person in your team. I can personally say just how rewarding it is to hear that somebody you work for has nominated you for these awards. It makes all the hard work worth it and it’s always lovely to hear that you’re appreciated, and your efforts are being recognised.

Young Person in LPG 2022

The benefits of Young Person in LPG cover many business objectives; the mentors who have provided support, the businesses who have taken on new apprentices and provided them with an important stepping stone into their future career, and of course the apprentices and graduates themselves who work hard to do a good job and establish their role within their company.

Young Person in LPG is an excellent initiative and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it to others’ who are thinking of entering this year. I’m looking forward to hearing who the finalists are!

Enter Young Person in LPG 2022 sponsored by Vaillan

If you’d like to hear more about Young Person in LPG 2022 sponsored by Vaillant, or would like to enter this years’ awards, there are three categories:

Rising Star

Apprentice of the Year

Outstanding achievement

The awards are open to all of our members and their teams; from school leavers, apprentices and graduates to junior team members from all areas of your business. Whether you’re working in sales, customer service, installation or LPG delivery, we’d love to hear from you.

Young Person in LPG shines a spotlight on the excellent work being done at all levels within the LPG industry and recognises the skills and achievements of new starters and those aged 30 and under.

If you’d like to apply on behalf of yourself or a member of your team you can do so here.

The trade association for the LPG and bioLPG industry in the UK