The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has presented Gold Corporate Partner status to Johnson Matthey. The presentation took place in Billingham, UK.
The company was awarded IChemE Bronze Corporate Partner in 2014.
Johnson Matthey’s engineers are all encouraged to be advocates for the profession, and do so through various volunteering activities with local schools and careers fairs. Its Process Engineering Development Programme works with young people studying for their A-Levels who are looking to pursue an engineering career. The company also works with university students in partnership with the British Chemical Engineering Contractors Association (BCECA). It continues to develop engineers during their employment with Johnson Matthey, providing mentors to help them achieve Chartered Chemical Engineer status.
The Gold Partnership will see Johnson Matthey join BP, Ingen, KBR and Shell in the top category of IChemE corporate partnership.
Presenting the award, IChemE’s Interim CEO, Justin Blades said: “IChemE have worked closely with Johnson Matthey for many years, and I’m delighted to welcome the company to our growing list of Gold Corporate Partners. Chemical engineering matters at Johnson Matthey and the business has a long tradition of developing not only technology but also its talent. It is encouraging seeing a business so passionate about the future of our profession, and recognising that strong partnerships with the Institution will ensure that the future is bright.”
Bill Cotton, Principal Process Engineer at Johnson Matthey who also leads the company’s engineering undergraduate training programme, said: “We are really pleased to be awarded IChemE’s Gold Partner status. It’s a great reflection of all the hard work the team has done to in engage young people, and develop our engineers. Chemical engineering is central to Johnson Matthey’s success, and we feel we have a duty to invest in its future.”
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