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Donation helps keep air ambulance service flying high

April 2022
A decade-long partnership is helping to keep Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s life-saving air ambulance service flying high.
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Fawley's fab four female engineers 

April 2022

Four of ExxonMobil Fawley’s senior female engineers, who hold some of the most important roles on site, are encouraging more girls to consider a career in engineering.

Fawley's 'fab four' female engineers

50 new Process Operators for ExxonMobil Fawley

February 2022
ExxonMobil Fawley is delighted to announce that it has begun training the first of 50 new Process Operators.

ExxonMobil Fawley helping more schools deliver STEM subjects

February 2022
ExxonMobil Fawley is delighted to announce that it will be helping many more local schools deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects over the coming year.

Donation shines a light for elderly and vulnerable

January 2022

More elderly and vulnerable residents in Hampshire will be able to sleep better at night thanks to the continued support of a valued safety scheme by ExxonMobil Fawley.

Search begins for new apprentices

January 2022

ExxonMobil Fawley is looking for its next generation of apprentices. Despite a challenging few years caused by the pandemic, the company, one of the biggest employers in the Southampton area, is looking to a bright future and recruiting maintenance apprentices.

Five generations of Fawley

December 2021

Many people say that their workplace is like a second home, but few can mean it as much as the Sellwood family.

ExxonMobil, SGN, Green Investment Group sign MoU to explore potential for Southampton Hydrogen hub

December 2021

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed to explore the use of hydrogen and carbon capture to help reduce emissions in the Southampton industrial cluster.

Forty years and still going strong

November 2021

Back in 1981 the big news of the day was the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, while shoppers were paying 20p for a pint of milk. It was also a landmark year for four teenagers who were embarking on their careers at the ExxonMobil Fawley facility after being successful in securing sought-after apprenticeships. This year marks an amazing 40 years’ service for Andy Gates, Mark Sellwood, Dave Bradley and Phil Mortimore.

Young and old enjoy a life on the ocean wave

October 2021

Sailors young and old are set to have a swell time on the water thanks to the latest community donation from ExxonMobil Fawley.

New sensory garden is set to bloom

September 2021

A sensory garden designed to provide stimulation and tranquility for dementia sufferers has opened in Fawley. The space, which is also available to the public, has been built at the front of Jubilee Hall and was funded thanks to a £2,000 contribution from ExxonMobil Fawley.

Fawley 70 years at the heart of Hampshire and the UK

September 2021

To celebrate the landmark 70th anniversary of ExxonMobil Fawley – the Esso Refinery as it was then – we have produced a special fact-packed commemorative 68-page book. Our facility continues to play a hugely important part in our daily lives, the economy, and as a major employer and good neighbour. Take a look at the publication here to find out more about the facility and the people who make it.

ExxonMobil Fawley contribution helps refurbish Seafarers Centre

September 2021

A charity that supports sailors from across the world has thanked ExxonMobil Fawley for helping to make vital repairs to its centre located at the site.

ExxonMobil Fawley contributions bring double joy to
Hythe Sea Scouts

August 2021

Excited youngsters from Hythe Sea Scouts have been trying out the latest craze of paddle boarding thanks for a contribution from ExxonMobil Fawley.

The Sea Scouts have also thanked ExxonMobil Fawley for helping them to repair a leaking roof at their Hythe headquarters.

ExxonMobil Fawley helps bring extra bounce to play sessions

July 2021

Affordable play sessions for youngsters will have an extra bit of bounce after ExxonMobil Fawley made a £1,500 contribution towards the purchase of a new inflatable.

ExxonMobil Fawley helps keep parish blooming!

June 2021

A popular Parish in Bloom project will continue to flourish for another year after winning support once again from local councillors and businesses.

ExxonMobil Fawley Chemicals units help in fight
against COVID-19

April 2021
As the worldwide battle against COVID-19 continues, ExxonMobil Fawley is playing its part in fighting the disease, in particular by becoming a key player in the vaccine supply chain.

New support for the New Forest commoning community

March 2021

The New Forest National Park remains one of the few places in England where the ancient tradition of commoning is still widely practised.

Commoners have been grazing their animals on the open Forest since before the Norman Conquest in 1066, helping create and maintain the landscape and rare wildlife which makes the New Forest so special.

ExxonMobil Fawley donation helps HIOWAA continue educational work

March 2021

Providing education opportunities for crew members and young people in the community will be the focus of a £3,500 donation made by ExxonMobil Fawley to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA).

ExxonMobil Fawley contribution will help to preserve
church porch

March 2021

Much-needed repairs to a 12th century church with close links to ExxonMobil Fawley are a step closer thanks to a donation from the site.

ExxonMobil Fawley contribution helps Citizens Advice New Forest reach out at Food Larder

February 2021

A New Forest charity has thanked ExxonMobil Fawley for its contribution towards the launch of a new pilot scheme aimed at helping people in need to access its vital services.


Community support groups get welcome boost
from ExxonMobil Fawley

February 2021


Three vital community support groups have been given a welcome boost with a £1,750 contribution from ExxonMobil Fawley. Families Matter is a small charity based at Cornerstone Hythe United Reformed Church offering support to a wide range of people across the Waterside area.

Pictured: The Memory Group offers a weekly session of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy.

Healthy Haven garden gets help to bloom
from ExxonMobil Fawley

February 2021

A community garden in the grounds of a local medical centre will blossom a little more this year thanks to a contribution from ExxonMobil Fawley.