A young engineer at Lorien Engineering has achieved one of the highest accolades in the industry – and a well-earned promotion.
Ben Connolly has achieved IChemE chartership, the leading professional qualification for chemical, biochemical and process engineers.
Ben joined Lorien following a PhD in chemical engineering at Swansea University. Following four years of hard work and the completion of his chartership he has been promoted to Senior Engineer at Lorien.
He said: “This is the culmination of a lot of hard work and I’m over the moon. It is the gold stamp, the highest accolade for an engineer working in industry. It is a springboard to progress further up the ladder. My experience will now help other young engineers at Lorien to progress in their careers.”
IChemE supports the development of chemical engineering professionals and provides connections to a network of over 40,000 members across more than 100 countries.
During the last four years, Ben has learned about design engineering, site management and financial management which all aided in completion of his chartership submission. He submitted a detailed report and attended an interview with a professional review board to show evidence of his industry knowledge, ethical conduct and practical and leadership skills.
Ben also presented to students about life as an engineer. He added: “Project engineering is fantastic. You get to see all aspects of manufacturing. Lorien has done very well in terms of attracting graduates but we need to inspire more young people into the industry by tapping into their curiosity and showcasing the attractive career paths available.”
Lorien Senior Project Engineer Ben Weaser recently became a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (CEng IMechE), following in the footsteps of colleague Peter White.
Burton-upon-Trent-based Lorien has just launched the latest round of its growing graduate recruitment scheme, which has been extended to all disciplines including civil and structural.
Lorien is a division of GP Strategies Corporation, which specialises in engineered capital projects for the food, brewing, drinks, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and logistics sectors, and offers a range of safety compliance services. Lorien’s revenues in the UK and Poland increased by 11% during 2017, and with a best-ever sales performance, it was the most successful year in the firm’s history.
For more information about graduate careers at Lorien, visit: https://www.lorienengineering.com/en-gb/careers/graduate-programme

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