Amec Foster Wheeler strikes gold with IChemE partnership
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has presented Amec Foster Wheeler with Gold Partner status in recognition of the company’s long-standing commitment to inspire and develop the next generation of chemical engineers. 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 chemical engineers after Shell and BP in IChemE, and the company works closely with schools and universities - as well as running its own mentoring and development schemes - to encourage students to follow careers in engineering.
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 former President Andrew Jamieson, Director of Qualifications and International Development, Neil Atkinson, and IChemE’s newly appointed Chief Executive, Jon Prichard.
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.
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.
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.
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 around 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 in active in roles that deliver process engineering solutions worldwide in the areas of energy, chemicals, water, pharmaceuticals and mining
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.
Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.
Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.
In 2015, Amec Foster Wheeler’s Reading office ran a ‘Young Engineer’ scheme. The 12 week project gave a team of five students from five local schools a chance to experience real-life chemical engineering work. Each team produced a report and presentation on the design, construction and commissioning of a new oil refinery, and were mentored by some of Amec Foster Wheeler’s own graduates.
The FTSE 250 company places significant importance on the professional development of its engineers, with an emphasis on achieving Chartered Chemical Engineer status. Its IChemE Accredited Company Training Scheme (ACTS) is hugely successful, and engineers continue their development through internal training. They are also encouraged to share their knowledge and expertise at trade conferences and events.
The upgrade to Gold Partnership will see Amec Foster Wheeler join a select number of companies in the top category of IChemE Corporate partnership; this includes Ingen Ideas, an Amec Foster Wheeler company.
Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is the global professional membership organisation for people with relevant experience or an interest in chemical engineering. With a growing global membership of over 44,000, the Institution is at the heart of the process community, promoting competence and a commitment to best practice, advancing the discipline for the benefit of society, encouraging young people in science and engineering and supporting the professional development of its members. IChemE is the only organisation to award Chartered Chemical Engineer and Professional Process Safety Engineer status.
Chemical, biochemical and process engineering is the application of science, maths 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.
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