Qatargas Achieves Gold Corporate Partnership with IChemE

first_imgQatargas has earned the distinction of becoming the first company in Qatar to be recognized as a Gold Partner of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).  This is the highest level of Corporate Partnership awarded by IChemE to companies that demonstrate a sustained commitment to the process industries and to career development as an employer.  Qatargas now joins the ranks of the distinguished companies worldwide that have achieved this recognition.The initial IChemE accreditation for Qatargas was awarded in early 2012 for a period of two years and now this reacreditation as a Gold Corporate Partner extends this to a period of four years.  As a Gold Corporate Partner, Qatargas recognizes the benefits of IChemE membership for both the company and its staff. The company shows its commitment to helping its staff continually develop through maintaining an accredited company training scheme, participation in technical and local events and professional registration.The achievements of both the initial accreditation and the recent reacreditation as a Gold Corporate Partner were achieved as a result of the collaborative efforts by the Company’s Engineering & Ventures and Learning & Development departments.Qatargas Chief Operating Officer-Engineering & Ventures, Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdulla Al Thani said: “This award as a Gold Corporate Partner gives Qatargas increased recognition as a top employer in the chemical engineering community. Through this partnership, Qatargas seeks to inspire the next generation and help to ensure the pipeline of young chemical engineers keeps flowing and attracts students into considering a career in chemical engineering.”Learning & Development Department Manager Adnan Al Shaibi said: “Our National Graduates under Individual Development Plans (IDPs) as well as those who have successfully reached their established positions will continue to be mentored and provided with development opportunities to reach their full potential.   As Scheme Administrators for promoting and supporting IChemE registration in Qatargas, we are committed to our employees’ investment in their future roles of becoming professionals and acquiring a globally-recognized accreditation.”The accreditation indicates that Qatargas’ training and development programme meets the highest standards and that the company has committed qualified staff and resources to the professional development of engineers.  Being a Gold Corporate Partner of IChemE offers Qatargas an advantage in recruiting new talent and retaining qualified chemical engineers.  It also provides opportunities to influence the learning of the next generation of chemical engineers with a seat on an exclusive industry forum.  By sharing knowledge and expertise with other organizations and interested parties, Qatargas demonstrates its commitment to investing in the wider profession.Founded in 1992, the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is the global professional membership organisation for people who have an interest in and relevant experience in chemical engineering.  Currently, IChemE has around 38,000 members across 120 countries.  IChemE is the only organisation to award Chartered Chemical Engineer status.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, January 6, 2013; Image: Qatargaslast_img

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