LILLY KINSALE, a manufacturing operation of drug giant Lilly, has been awarded Gold Corporate Partnership by IChemE.
The award recognises the support it provides to the Irish engineering community. Lilly Kinsale runs an undergraduate programme for up to six students per year and it subsidises IChemE membership fees for all chemical engineering undergraduate students in Irish third-level institutions, both north and south.
“Our ultimate goal is to hire the brightest engineers and then continually engage, challenge and develop them professionally to become the very best they can be...Our partnership with IChemE is helping us to achieve that,” said David Sternasty, Lilly’s vice president of corporate engineering and global health, safety and environment (HSE).
“As part of this partnership, we have developed relationships with all levels of the education system locally; from primary school to post-graduate level and employees have greatly enjoyed mentoring students in the study of science, engineering, technology and maths.”
(Then) IChemE president Jonathan Seville made the award at a ceremony held in Cork on 8 May. He said: “It’s a pleasure to award Lilly Kinsale with IChemE’s Gold Corporate Partner Award. I’m hugely impressed by the enthusiasm of their engineers, who have given up their own time to share their knowledge and experiences with schoolchildren and chemical engineering undergraduates here in Cork.
“Lilly’s engineers have set a great example of what chemical engineering can contribute to the pharmaceutical sector, and they help to manufacture products that enable us to live longer, healthier lives. It’s a great example of why chemical engineering matters.”
Other IChemE Gold Corporate Partners include Bechtel, BP, and Sellafield.
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