01 August 2013

Atkins awarded bronze corporate partner status

Atkins - Bronze Corporate Partner Presentation
Atkins’ Oil and Gas business has been awarded bronze corporate partner status by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

The award recognises and rewards companies that demonstrate a sustained commitment to excellence in industry and a dedication to the advancement of its employees in the chemical engineering field.

Emma Conway (pictured), principal engineer at Atkins and Accredited Company Training Scheme (ACTS) manager for the company, said: “To be awarded bronze corporate partner status is a real achievement and we are extremely proud to see our commitment to the training and development of our staff recognised at this level.

“Our Accredited Company Training Scheme (ACTS) was established as a structured training programme to help our chemical engineers achieve chartered status and this award is a testament to everyone who has worked so hard to make the scheme such a fantastic success.”

The Atkins scheme aims to ensure that all graduates receive the training and experience required to become well rounded, professional engineers and achieve chartered status with IChemE in their first four years with the company. Atkins is now seeing the first of those engineers who entered the scheme become chartered.

IChemE director of qualifications and international development Neil Atkinson said: “Bronze Corporate Partner status recognises Atkins’ contribution to the professional development of its chemical engineers.

“In our view, Atkins follows some of the highest standards in the sector to train and develop its chemical and process engineering talent. We look forward to working with them for many years to come.”

The bronze partner status will cover Akins’ Oil and Gas offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Epsom and Glasgow.

IChemE's corporate partner scheme has a three-tiered structure to incorporate companies of all sizes and includes an independent validation of your commitment to career development as an employer.

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