Lorien Engineering Professional Development Scheme Earns Re-Accreditation

March 2021

Sarah Matthews and Jack Dawson
Sarah Matthews and Jack Dawson

Lorien Engineering Solutions has achieved re-accreditation for its Monitored Professional Development Scheme from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Lorien has been re-accredited for the development of Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and Chartered Engineers (CEng) for three years.

The official recognition underpins Lorien’s commitment to nurturing talented, young engineers through its successful graduate training programme. The programme will open soon for a new intake of graduates in September 2021.

Lorien specialises in capital projects for food and beverages, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics, with headquarters in Burton-upon-Trent, UK, and international offices in Poland and South Africa.

In its report, the IMechE committee noted Lorien’s high level support for its graduate programme with “comprehensive, well established and effective” management processes. It said the scheme was properly resourced, well-structured and documented with trained mentors demonstrating a good understanding of IMechE requirements.

It said that Lorien’s Developing Engineers are “articulate, motivated and enthusiastic” and provide well-written and constructive reports. Roles and placements offer good exposure to the full range of UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competencies (UK-SPEC).

Stephen Bayley, Programme Lead and Packaging Systems Consultant, Lorien Engineering, said:

“Professional accreditation through IMechE is a key part of our graduate scheme and helps us to attract and retain the best engineers.

“Lorien’s graduate programme is open to all. In return, graduates get the opportunity to work across the entire project cycle from design concept through to on-site construction. We’re excited to launch our talent search for our next generation of engineers this Autumn.”

Sarah Matthews, who is in her fourth year of the professional development scheme, said: “The Lorien graduate programme has exposed me to a wide range of projects and industries. I have benefitted from having mentors on hand to advise me and I gained a lot of practical guidance from working alongside experienced engineers and project managers.”

Chris Bullock, Engineering Director of Lorien Engineering said: "Our scheme is fundamental to our growth and development at Lorien, we very proud of our developing engineers. They gain experience and support our clients on engineering projects from the off.”

Lorien is a division of global engineering and technical services organisation GP Strategies Corporation, headquartered in Maryland, USA.

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) was established in 1847 and is one of the fastest growing professional engineering institutions with over 120,000 members in more than 140 countries in industries such as automotive, rail, aerospace, medical, power and construction.

Lorien’s scheme is also accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

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