03 February 2017

Amec Foster Wheeler strikes gold with IChemE partnership

Amec Foster Wheeler Gold Corporate Partner
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has presented multinational consultancy, engineering and project management company, Amec Foster Wheeler with Gold Corporate Partner status.

The company demonstrated competency in all four of IChemE’s ‘commitment areas’, which encourage corporate organisations to champion professional registrations, support for young engineers and the sharing of knowledge and skills.

Amec Foster Wheeler is the third largest employer of IChemE members in the UK after Shell and BP. The company works closely with schools and universities, and runs its own mentoring and development schemes to encourage students to follow careers in engineering.

Over 150 engineers from the firm volunteer for IChemE, and are actively encouraged to get involved with the Institution’s activities. Amec Foster Wheeler runs a successful IChemE Accredited Company Training Scheme (ACTS). Upon completion, engineers are provided with the support to pursue Chartered Engineer status.

The upgrade to Gold Partnership will see Amec Foster Wheeler join a select number of companies in the top category of IChemE Corporate partnership, including Ingen Ideas, one of the organisations subsidiaries.

The award presentation, which took place today in Reading, UK, was attended by Amec Foster Wheeler’s CEO Jon Lewis and members of the company’s executive team, IChemE’s President Jonathan Seville, IChemE's Immediate Past President Andrew Jamieson, Director of Qualifications and International Development, Neil Atkinson, and IChemE’s newly appointed Chief Executive, Jon Prichard.

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 today.

“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.”

Jon Lewis said:

“Amec Foster Wheeler and the 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 the IChemE has recognised Amec Foster Wheeler’s commitment with this award.

“I’m looking forward to building on that relationship, and to working with IChemE and its other partners to support the next generation of students in STEM subjects, and the next generation of chemical engineers into work.”

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.”

Amec Foster Wheeler employs over 36,000 people in 55 countries to design, deliver and maintain strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

Over 1,100 of the company's people are chemical engineers, with 850 active in roles that deliver process engineering solutions worldwide in the areas of energy, chemicals, water, pharmaceuticals, and mining.

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IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).