ICHEME has today presented Amec Foster Wheeler with Gold Corporate Partner status in recognition of its longstanding commitment to develop the next generation of chemical engineers.
Amec Foster Wheeler, the third-largest employer of chemical engineers in the UK after BP and Shell, was presented with its corporate partner certificate during a meeting at the company’s offices in Reading.
IChemE CEO Jon Prichard said: “I’m delighted to welcome Amec Foster Wheeler as an IChemE Gold Corporate Partner. They share IChemE’s passion for professionalism and for advancing chemical engineering worldwide, and it’s great to see such enthusiasm among the engineers that we have met.
“I’m proud to see that many of Amec Foster Wheeler’s chemical engineers are enthusiastically engaged with the Institution, actively encouraged by their employer to continuously improve and to use their knowledge to inspire the next generation of chemical engineers.
“Amec Foster Wheeler presented a very strong application to become a Gold Corporate Partner, and I’m looking forward to working with them on some exciting projects in the future.”
The company works closely with schools and universities, and runs its own mentoring and development schemes to encourage students to follow careers in engineering, More than 150 of its engineers volunteer for IChemE. It runs a successful IChemE Accredited Company Training Scheme (ACTS) and upon completion engineers are provided with the support to pursue Chartered Engineer status.
“Amec Foster Wheeler and IChemE have a long and proud history of working together to inspire, develop and mentor chemical engineers across the world, and I am delighted that IChemE has recognised Amec Foster Wheeler’s commitment with this award,” said company CEO Jonathan Lewis.
Amec Foster Wheeler employs 36,000 people across 55 countries. More than 1,100 of its staff are chemical engineers with 850 in active roles that deliver process engineering solutions in areas including energy, chemicals, water, pharmaceuticals and mining.
Amec Foster Wheeler’s president of asset support (oil, gas and chemicals), Jim Lenton, added: “As a process engineer, I am particularly proud that we are an IChemE Gold Partner. It represents our commitment to excellence, to developing our people, to sharing knowledge across our industries, and to encouraging and engaging the engineers of the future.”
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