15 June 2016

Arup recognised for valuing professional membership

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Arup is the latest company to be recognised by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) as a Bronze Corporate Partner. The global provider of engineering solutions is well-known within the chemical engineering profession for its work in water and waste management sectors, and has a global presence with offices in 42 countries worldwide.

Arup has been recognised for demonstrating a clear commitment to engineering professionalism following a recent move in which the company has agreed to meet the cost of IChemE membership fees for all eligible employees.

A certificate of recognition was presented at Arup’s office in Leeds, UK, where the team works closely with Yorkshire Water on capital schemes, infrastructure and environmental projects. The certificate was presented to Arup’s associate director Vincent Glancy, by IChemE’s deputy chief executive, Justin Blades and UK membership and market development executive, Victoria Darcy.

The organisations support for professional membership is just one of three criteria that must be met to secure Bronze Corporate Partnership. Arup also offers an IChemE accredited company training scheme, which has been running for several years, and actively encourages its staff to take part in professional activities through IChemE.

Glancy, said: “As a Chartered engineer myself, I know that professional membership and registration is hugely valuable – particularly when you are still carving a career for yourself. I’m delighted to receive this recognition on behalf of Arup, and I look forward to developing our relationship with IChemE further.”

Blades said: “It is fantastic to see a global company like Arup supporting the professional development of its process engineers. IChemE membership is about much more than letters after your name. It’s a real signal of trustworthy professionalism and a sense of belonging to an international community of like-minded people who are committed to advancing chemical engineering. Arup has shown that they really value their engineers and I’m delighted to present them with Bronze Corporate Partnership.”

Darcy added: “Arup do some fantastic work within chemical engineering, and particularly within the water sector. IChemE’s Chemical Engineering Matters report makes it clear that upgrades and new projects in the water sector are vital for the continuing provision of sanitation and sustainable food and energy supplies. It’s great to see Arup recognised as a Corporate Partner, not only for developing their engineers but for their dedication to making a positive difference in the world.”

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