Corporate partners will be able to pay a one-off annual fee to ensure involvement in IChemE’s whynotchemeng and ichemeoncampus campaigns, as well as cover costs for accredited company training schemes (ACTS) and professional development support for staff. Partners will also benefit from a range of PR and marketing opportunities with IChemE.

IChemE says that the initiative is built around four areas of support: Securing the talent pipeline of graduate chemical engineers; recruiting and retaining competent, qualified staff; ensuring that training and development programmes remain relevant, up-to-date and of high quality; and influencing key audiences on a limited budget through IChemE events, activities and publications.
While companies will still be able to invest in single components of the corporate partner package, such as whynotchemeng sponsorship or ACTS, IChemE chief executive, David Brown believes many will see the benefits of becoming a corporate partner: “Corporate partners will have greater involvement with IChemE and will be able to point to a badge of excellence that will help them secure and retain the talent they need. They’ll also save money and reduce administration.
“Many of the employers we work with, whether through ACTS, whynotchemeng or oncampus are already eligible for corporate partner status. We’ve had strong signs of interest within industry and have already begun signing up our first corporate partners,” says Brown.