Tarmac has been presented with Bronze Corporate Partner status by The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). The presentation recently took place at the company’s Tunstead site in Derbyshire.
The Bronze award from IChemE demonstrates a clear commitment by Tarmac’s Cement and Lime business to advance the profession through various activities. A successful IChemE Accredited Company Training Scheme (ACTS) currently runs out of the site, and has five graduates enrolled across the business. The scheme provides engineers with practical skills training relevant to their roles at Tarmac, and puts steps in place in order for them to achieve Chartered Chemical Engineer status.
Mike Eberlin, managing director of Tarmac’s Cement and Lime business said: “We’re delighted to accept this status and absolutely recognise importance of working with organisations with a focus on STEM subjects. We strive across the whole of our business to provide training and development opportunities for our employees, and this is a fantastic opportunity to take this practice a step further with official recognition.”
Tarmac places significant importance on Continuous Professional Development (CPD), an essential commitment for IChemE Corporate Partner’s. CPD support is offered to Tarmac employees at all levels, and has seen employees supported and funded to achieve degree level qualifications alongside their jobs.
IChemE’s President, Jonathan Seville presented Bronze Corporate Partner status to Tarmac: "I’m delighted to present Bronze Corporate Partner to Tarmac. What struck me most during IChemE’s visit was that Tarmac provides their employees with a real breadth of opportunities to become better engineers. Project management is a key focus of their ACTS delivery, an essential skill for any chemical engineer who wants to progress to a senior role. It’s really great to see such an investment in young talent.”