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Calor graduates recognised at engineering industry awards

Calor Graduate, Morgan Tiley, holding his Engineering award. Calor logo on red wall in the background
Here at Calor our team of graduate engineers play a vital role in ensuring we have the future talent in place to support our business growth, but they’re also leaving an impressive mark on the industry too, with two of this year’s cohort recently winning a prestigious engineering award.
Calor is a member of the Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association (EEMUA), a technical organisation which covers the full scope of industrial asset management and consists of some 45+ multi-national companies. Each year, the organisation hosts the ‘Early Years Industry Award’ which aims to recognise the efforts of new engineering starters, allowing them the opportunity to demonstrate leadership skills, engineering application, innovation and communication. 

As part of this year’s competition, we are delighted that Morgan Tiley was awarded first place in the ‘Early Years Industry Award’ category, while fellow Calor graduate, Will Miller came a commendable second.

We spoke with Morgan and Will to find out more about their recent award successes, which included completing multiple questionnaires and giving video presentations to the award’s review panel of judges.

Having joined the Calor graduate scheme in 2019 and completing his Chemical Engineering degree at Swansea University, Morgan Tiley’s winning presentation was titled: ‘Bringing Canvey into the Digital Age’.

The idea was focused on one of Morgan’s second placements at our Canvey terminal, where he was able to successfully implement a digitalised system for logging operational shifts and also generating a daily report used both at the terminal and across the company.

Morgan explains: “When I first started, the control room reporting processes consisted of a number of paper-based systems for logging shifts, communicating daily stock figures and collecting data. I introduced an Excel based system for shift logging and data collection, which results in an automatically generated daily report that gets sent to the management team and a number of people in head office. The project has already proved very successful and a huge part of this has been thanks to the support and engagement of the Control Room Team at Canvey, who have worked hard to support the project from the beginning.”
Calor Graduate, Morgan Tiley, holding his Engineering award. Calor logo on red wall in the background

As a result of Morgan’s thinking, the shift log is now in a structured format which ensures continuity of shift logging from operator to operator. This structured format has also seen an increase in the detail of the information logged throughout each shift and improved the efficiency of reporting, by creating a single daily report which is sent via email.

Nigel Edwards, Discipline Engineering Manager, is Morgan’s mentor on the graduate scheme. He says: “I was absolutely delighted to hear that Morgan’s great efforts and achievements in his first year at Calor have been recognised by winning the prestigious EEMUA Early Years Industry Award. Morgan has worked extremely hard on a wide variety of projects in his first two graduate placements in National Engineering and at Canvey terminal. The project he entered for the EEMUA competition is already bringing great benefits in consistency of Canvey’s shift log reports. By using an electronic system to record all relevant process data it means that trends can be analysed much more easily, along with automating and simplifying the LPG inventory calculation procedure.”

Will Miller also joined Calor in 2019, after graduating with a Physics degree. His presentation was a summary of a project he worked on during his first placement at Port Clarence in Middlesbrough. ‘Cylinder Filling Accuracy’, detailed the method and results of his efforts to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the cylinder filling process. Again, with a focus on digital technology, Will successfully interrogated altering the machine parameters and utilising the data captured by the filling software ‘CAPM’. This allowed the team to visualise the results and track changes easily, while also increasing the accuracy of the process by 2.4%.

Will Miller, runner up of the engineering award, holding his certificate
Matt Hopkins, Regional Production Manager (North England & Scotland) is Will’s mentor on the graduate scheme, he said: “This is well deserved recognition for Will after delivering a fantastic project on filling scale accuracy at Port Clarence. Considering this was Will’s first placement, it’s a great achievement to have made such an impact so early on in his Calor career. Will has set the bar high for himself, but I have no doubt he will step up to the challenge and continue to deliver excellent work that will really benefit the business during the remainder of his graduate placements.”

Both Morgan and William’s presentations were very well received by the judging panel, and we’re really excited to see where their careers at Calor takes them.

The EEMUA Early Years Industry Award is a fantastic and highly regarded award within the engineering industry, and as a result of coming first Morgan was not only awarded a cash prize, but he has also received a seat on the EEMUA Council for 12 months, while Will received a high street voucher and an invitation to the EEMUA Council Dinner.

Calor Graduate scheme

The Calor Engineering Graduate scheme sees a number of graduates recruited each year across the business. As part of the four-year programme, each graduate undertakes four, twelve month placements across the business including our National Engineering, Port Clarence and Canvey Island sites. 

Applications for the 2021 graduate scheme open in April, so do keep a look out. But in the meantime, more information can be found by visiting: https://www.calor.co.uk/about-us/careers/graduates