Arup has been awarded Gold Corporate Partner status by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). 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.
The firm 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, Arup 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.
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.