KBR has been named as Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE’s) newest Gold Corporate Partner. IChemE Chief Executive Officer David Brown formally presented Barry Weightman, KBR Discipline Manager, Process Engineering, with the partner certificate at KBR’s Greenford office in London, U.K.
Corporate partnership recognises organisations that demonstrate a sustained commitment to employees, IChemE and the wider process industries. KBR become only the third recipient of Gold partnership, alongside Sellafield Ltd and the Abu Dhabi Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO).
As a Gold Corporate Partner, KBR has demonstrated a commitment to attracting more talented young people into chemical engineering; working with chemical engineering students to ensure they’re prepared for careers in industry; supporting its chemical engineering employees working towards Chartered Chemical Engineer and Fellow status; and sharing knowledge and expertise with the wider profession.
The organisation also pays the IChemE membership fees of all eligible staff and its in-company training scheme is accredited by the Institution.
“I am delighted to accept this prestigious award that shows the high regard in which KBR is held within IChemE and its recognition of the great importance we place on the development of our engineers,” said Weightman.
Brown said, “Our corporate partners are the companies that demonstrate a clear continued commitment both to the profession and to making the best possible use of chemical engineering talent. I’m pleased to welcome KBR to our growing list of partners.”