IChemE recognises Arup for its commitment to developing chemical engineering career opportunities

IChemE recognises Arup for its commitment to developing chemical engineering career opportunities

13th October 2020

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has awarded the global engineering, design and consultancy firm, Arup, Gold Corporate Partner status. This accolade recognises the firm’s commitment to the development of the chemical engineering profession, including its work to ensure university degree courses effectively prepare graduates for careers in process chemical engineering. 

Arup understands that engagement with young engineers is crucial to encourage graduates to choose a career in chemical engineering, and consequently offers industrial placements and summer student opportunities. Each student is placed in a multi-disciplined team and is encouraged to provide chemical engineering input with support from engineers within the team. In addition, the firm also hosts an annual in-house ‘Engineering Awareness Week’ to educate and motivate young people, to help safeguard the future of the engineering profession.

Continued professional development is high on the firm’s agenda and graduate chemical engineers can participate in the company’s Accredited Company Training Scheme (ACTS) which is operated across the world. This scheme is accredited by IChemE and helps engineers gain professional qualifications as well as become Chartered Chemical Engineers.

Celebrating the award of the Gold Corporate Partner status in a virtual presentation held today, Stephen Richardson, IChemE President, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Arup to our growing family of Gold Corporate Partners. It is vital that chemical engineers are supported throughout their career to maintain the high standards needed for professional qualifications. Arup certainly achieves this by providing considerable support for career development and promoting Chartered Chemical Engineer status, demonstrating their clear commitment to the future of the chemical engineering profession.”

Arup employs almost 100 chemical engineers across the world and the firm’s chemical engineers work in a variety of sectors across the organisation including water, energy, fire, waste recovery and process safety.

Arup was first awarded Bronze Corporate Partner status in 2016 and has since been working towards Gold status to further demonstrate the importance the company places on the chemical engineering profession.

Vincent Glancy, Arup’s Global Chemical Engineering Skills Leader , said:

“We’re delighted to be part of a community that is helping to address many of the key challenges facing society today. Water scarcity, decarbonisation and the global transition towards clean energy are forcing a transformational change in the way we all use and recover resources. Chemical engineers can provide the solutions to help organisations meet both operational and carbon targets in order to mitigate climate change. We look forward to working with IChemE and the other Gold Partners to enhance the global reputation of chemical engineering, and help shape a better world for us all.”


Virtual presentation of the IChemE Gold Corporate Partner status attended by IChemE President Stephen Richardson, IChemE Chief Executive Jon Prichard, IChemE Regions Director Peter Slane and the Arup team involved


IChemE Corporate Partner Scheme



For more information please contact:

Lucy Cook, Communications Manager, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534454
e: lcook@icheme.org

Rachael Fraser, Communications Executive, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534435
e: rfraser@icheme.org

Ketna Mistry, Communications Executive, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534484
e: kmistry@icheme.org

What is chemical engineering?

Chemical, biochemical and process engineering is the application of science, mathematics and economics in the process of turning raw materials into everyday, and more specialist, products. Professional chemical engineers design, construct and manage process operations all over the world. Oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, food and drink, synthetic fibres and clean drinking water are just some of the products where chemical engineering plays a central role.


The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) advances chemical engineering's contribution worldwide for the benefit of society. We support the development of chemical engineering professionals and provide connections to a powerful network of around 35,000 members in 100 countries.

We support our members in applying their expertise and experience to make an influential contribution to solving major global challenges, and are the only organisation to award Chartered Chemical Engineer status and Professional Process Safety Engineer registration.

About Arup

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Working in more than 140 countries, the firm’s designers, engineers, architects, planners, consultants and technical specialists work with our clients on innovative projects of the highest quality and impact.

More information: www.arup.com