AstraZeneca named as new corporate partner
15th July 2011
AstraZeneca, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, has been named as IChemE’s newest corporate partner.
IChemE president Sir William Wakeham presented senior AstraZeneca personnel with the company’s corporate partner certificate last week in front of a gathering of staff, IChemE council members and invited guests.
The company was awarded silver partner status after demonstrating their commitment to the chemical engineering profession and their chemical engineering employees.
Around 100 IChemE members are employed by AstraZeneca in the UK and the company has an IChemE accredited training schemes at its Macclesfield site.
IChemE chief executive David Brown says: “We’re delighted to recognise AstraZeneca as a top chemical engineering employer and welcome them as an IChemE corporate partner.”
AstraZeneca director of physical sciences Jon-Paul Sherlock says: 'Becoming a corporate partner demonstrates our commitment to the chemical engineers we employ and our ongoing commitment to their development and that of the wider profession. We also want to show people outside the company how important chemical engineering is to us. We are doing great work in a wide variety of areas and we wanted this to be recognised.'
IChemE’s corporate partner scheme was launched last year to formally recognise industry employers that demonstrate a sustained commitment to the process industries. The scheme has three tiers and is designed to be flexible enough to recognise industry employers of all sizes.