Technology and consulting

The organisations listed below have demonstrated that they are providing optimum professional training and experience for new graduates seeking Chartered Chemical Engineer status. Contact the company directly for more information.

Aker Kvaerner 

The Aker Kvaerner Group is a leading international contractor. With some 30,000 employees in more than 30 countries, Aker Kvaerner's expertise breaches boundaries both literally and figuratively. The customers are in the world's elite, and among the most reputable in their markets - oil and gas production, refining & chemicals, pharma & biotech, mining & metals, power generation, pulping and shipbuilding. Annually, these customers purchase project execution services, technology, products and industrial solutions worth USD 6 billion from the Group.

E&C Europe

Aker Kvaerner, Ashmore House, Richardson Road, Stockton on Tees, TS18 3RE.

(AK Engineering Services, AK pharmaceuticals, AK Process, Kvaerner Power and Kvaerner Pulping)

E&C Europe consists of five Aker Kvaerner businesses:

  • AK Engineering Services, AK pharmaceuticals, AK Process, Kvaerner Power and Kvaerner Pulping. AK Engineering Services carries out engineering, modifications, maintenance, operations and delivery of chemical, nuclear, water, pharmaceutical and refinery plants from its headquarters in Stockton, UK..
  • AK pharmaceuticals provides innovative total project solutions. From it's European centre of excellence at the Solent offices in Whiteley, UK, it is dedicated to serving all the requirements of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and allied industries.
  • AK Process provides engineering, procurement & construction services for petrochemicals, polymers and refining plants worldwide. The business has its headquarters in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands, and a full-service operation in the Solent offices in the UK.
  • Kvaerner Power, from its headquarters at Tampere in Finland, provides services including the design, manufacturing and service of recovery boilers, power boilers, evaporators and environmental systems.
  • Serving the chemical pulping industry with development, design and manufacture of fiberlines and recausticizing plants, Kvaerner Pulping is based in Karlstad, Sweden.

Aker Kvaerner Offshore Partner Limited

Howe Moss Avenue, Kirkhill Industrial Estate, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 0GP.
Tel: 01224 414515 Fax: 01224 414400

Aker Kvaerner Offshore Partner Ltd (AKOPL) is a leading provider of world-class solutions in total "life-of-field" support services to the oil and gas industry. AKOPL’s engineering and design capability extends from front-end consultancy through operations and maintenance support, to decommissioning and removal.

AKOPL offers extensive experience of value-added solutions that have produced significant cost savings, faster project delivery and greater long-term value to our customers.

Aker Kvaerner’s Graduate Development Scheme enables Graduates to work towards achieving chartered status via their relevant Institute. Development traditionally follows a 4-year cycle that starts with a comprehensive induction. Following induction, the Graduate’s development progresses utilising a mix of on-the-job training, formal training courses, project & department assignments. In addition the Graduate will be continually developing as their career development requires an expansion of their role and responsibilities.


13 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BQ. 

Arup is a global firm of designers, engineers, planners and business consultants, offering a diverse range of professional services to clients around the world Arup’s innovative and fully-integrated approach brings a full complement of skills and knowledge to bear on any given project.

Arup are the creative force behind many of the world’s most innovative projects. Examples include: Beijing Olympics Water Cube and Stadium, Falkirk Wheel, M6 Toll Road and the Munich Allianz Football Stadium

A commitment to the environment and the communities being worked in has always been at the heart of the Arup ethos. It defines the approach to work, clients, collaborators and employees.

Training is crucial to the enhancement of Arup’s business activities and there are currently a large number of graduates on training schemes approved by various professional bodies, including most of the major engineering institutions.


Seventh Floor, Anchorage 2, Salford Quays, Manchester M50 3YW
0161 873 2500

BakerHicks is a design and engineering company specialising in complex process, infrastructure and built environments across the full project life cycle. We have delivered numerous projects for our chemical, biopharmaceutical, manufacturing and nuclear customers; using the latest innovations in Building Information Modelling (BIM) to deliver a complete design service.

Supporting internationally recognised brands from our offices in the UK and Europe, our process and engineering teams use specialist knowledge to guide clients on their improvement and investment goals. From high containment and continuous processing to modularisation and process safety; our team can support the successful delivery of your projects.


40 Eastbourne Terrace, London, W2 6LG.
Tel: 0207 053 3000

CB&I UK is part of CB&I, a major international engineering contractor to the oil and gas, refining, petrochemical and energy industries. Activities cover the entire range of services from feasibility studies, project management, engineering design, procurement and construction management through to installation, commissioning and validation.

Costain Oil, Gas & Process Limited

Costain House, Styal Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 5WN.
Tel: 0161 910 3444 

Costain Oil, Gas and Process Limited, part of Costain Group plc, is a multi-discipline process engineering contractor providing a total engineering, procurement, construction and management capability for projects world-wide. These projects are in the oil and gas production, refining and gas processing industries.

Fichtner Consulting Engineers Limited

Kingsgate, Wellington Road North, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 1LW.
Tel: 0161 476 0032

Fichtner is one of the world's leading independent engineering consultancy firms. Founded in 1922, the group has over 2,000 staff, delivering technical advisory and project management services in more than 100 countries.

We are entirely independent; owned by the Fichtner family and company employees. By choice we are a pure engineering consultancy, exclusively focussed on providing impartial services in the best interests of our clients and their projects, uninfluenced by the equipment supply or contracting industries.

Fichtner has been operating in the UK since 1991, with a strong track record built on the core principles of quality, engineering excellence, integrity and community.

Fichtner offers a unique combination of technical, contractual and financial skills, with a core expertise in process, combustion and thermal cycle engineering. We have a proven capability of identifying, mitigating and managing the risks associated with complex process and power generation projects. 


Thornton Science Park, Pool Lane, Ince, Chester CH2 4NU United Kingdom

Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering, environmental and advisory services to private and public sector clients across five continents and the Pacific region. Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 8500 people delivers projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics.

Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate.

GL Noble Denton

Holywell Park, Ashby Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3GR.
Tel: 01509 282675

GL Noble Denton is a global independent provider of technical services and software to the oil and gas industry.

Part of the GL Group, our team of nearly 4,000 experts offer services in more than 80 countries, and our offices span dozens of major international energy centres including Aberdeen, London, Houston, Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur.

We work with some of the sector's best known corporations to help them plan, design and develop, operate, optimise, and assure their assets to develop and deliver innovative solutions throughout the asset lifecycle from conceptual design to asset decommissioning; providing a challenging, diverse and rewarding environment for our employees.

We have a comprehensive graduate development programme tailored to best meet the demands of each graduate that joins us. With support whenever it is needed, our graduates join one of our core teams and are given the opportunity to work on a wide variety of exciting client projects alongside our globally renowned experts in technical areas such as Safety and Risk, Software Development and Process and Integrity.

Mapped out over 24 months our Graduate Development Programme is designed to build on existing technical knowledge and through targeted training, equip our graduates with all the technical expertise required to enable them to be successful. Find out more about our graduate and placement opportunities at:

Jacobs Limited

95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 7HX.
Tel: 0141 204 2511

Jacobs is a leading technical and management consultant operating from over 50 offices in the UK, and from a growing number of international offices. The company provides an extensive range of technical and management services to government departments; local authorities; public boards, commercial and industrial clients.

The company provides its chemical engineering services through its activities in the following markets:

  • pharmaceuticals
  • syngas, hydrogen,ammonia, methanol & fischer tropsch liquids
  • oil and gas distribution
  • refining and petrochemicals
  • chemicals
  • environmental effluent/emissions treatment
  • gasification
  • power plant and carbon capture

In the UK and from its international operations.

Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies

10 Eastbourne Terrace, London W2 6LG.
Tel: 0207 957 4120

Technology Centre, Princeton Drive, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6PY.
Tel: 01642 853800 

Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies develops and licenses proprietary process technologies. They also offer collaborating companies an extensive range of technology development, process design and engineering skills. For over thirty years Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies has been engaged in innovative development. Their comprehensive expertise of catalysis and reaction engineering has been tailored to the production of a wide range of chemicals and they continue to develop novel processes using this experience.

Their licensing business is fully supported by technology transfer services including conceptual process design, basic engineering, supply of critical equipment and catalysts, client training, plant commissioning, plant start-up and performance testing. They have full process engineering capabilities to deliver process licences with guarantees and to supply complete front-end design and commissioning services.

Kellogg Brown & Root

Hill Park Court, Springfield Drive, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7NL.
Tel: 01372 865000

As one of the world’s leading global engineering, construction, and services companies, KBR supports the energy, hydrocarbons, and government services sectors on six continents. Serving our customers through three diverse business segments – Engineering and Construction; Technology and Consulting; and Government Services - we offer challenging assignments on some of the world's largest and most complex projects where our clients have come to value us, because they know “We Deliver”. We operate in more than 120 countries around the world and have major resource centres in the UK (Greenford and Leatherhead), USA (Houston, Birmingham and Wilmington) and APAC (Singapore, Chennai, Delhi and Jakarta).                                

KBR has a long history of training and developing its engineering workforce through Graduate Training Schemes fully accredited by the major UK engineering Institutions and offers a comprehensive training program for all new graduates. As a Gold Corporate Partner of the IChemE, chemical engineers benefit from a long established ACTS that offers full support in gaining the right experience to become a Chartered Chemical Engineer. Trainees follow a structured program that will provide experience of many aspects of our business to give you an insight into the organisation of the company as a whole rather than focusing on just one area. From day one you will work on live projects as you follow your 'on the job' training program.


Process Systems Enterprise (PSE)

Fifth Floor East, 26 – 28 Hammersmith Grove, London, W6 7HA
Tel: 0208 563 0888

PSE is the world’s foremost provider of Advanced Process Modelling software and services to the process industries. Companies apply high-fidelity predictive models within an optimisation framework to explore the process decision space rapidly and effectively, in order to reduce uncertainty and make better, faster and safer design and operating decisions.

PSE provides gPROMS family products built on its gPROMS® advanced modelling platform. These include the gPROMS ProcessBuilder® equation-oriented flowsheeting environment for fluid processes, and the gPROMS FormulatedProducts® environment for integrated design and optimisation of formulated products, plus a wide variety of model libraries that allow high-fidelity modelling and optimisation of virtually process. The company also provides expert consulting services based on its tools.

PSE’s global customer base of process organisations is served by operations in the UK, USA, Switzerland, Japan and Korea, and its software is used for research and teaching in some 200 universities around the world. The company’s own ability to innovate was recognised with the award of the UK’s highest engineering prize, the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for Engineering Innovation.

PSE is committed to developing the next-generation of process modellers and offers all graduates a four year training plan, a tailored career path, a challenging but flexible work environment and opportunities for rapid development and progression.

OSL Consulting

Sidings House, Freightliner Road, Hull, HU3 4XA

Founded in 2005, OSL is a Process Engineering Consultancy and Design Company with offices in Humberside, Aberdeen and Lagos.
We specialise in conceptual studies, front end engineering and the provision of solutions to the Gas Processing, Transport and Storage sectors. The Company has extensive experience in the Energy market, including environmentally friendly technologies such as bio-fuel and bio-gas. Our team undertake a variety of projects for customers, priding ourselves in the provision of innovative solutions and the timeliness and cost effectiveness of delivery. We are able to continue from conceptual engineering into full implementation either directly or by managing client or contractor.


1 St Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AP 
Tel: +44 20 34 29 48 00

TechnipFMC is a world leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry, with more than 50 years of know-how and experience on land and at sea and a unique range of activities.

Technip E&C Ltd is one of the five UK offices and is based in London, formerly known as Stone & Webster. The office focusses mainly on two main activities; Project Management Consultancy (PMC) and Process Technology (PT) for the onshore activities of TechnipFMC.

TechnipFMC onshore activities covers the full range of onshore production, transformation and transport facilities for the oil and gas chain, petrochemicals and other energy industries as renewables or mining & metals. The acquisition of Stone & Webster process technologies allows for the continuation and development of downstream technologies in areas such as refining or petrochemicals and to expand in growing markets such as the US.

Applications for graduate positions close in December each year; CVs and a covering letter to be sent to 

For more information, please visit TechnipFMC’s website at


Westwood Way, Westwood Business Park, Coventry CV4 8HS

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. With 36,000 talented people in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

We have 7,100 employees in a network of offices across the UK united by our values: collaboration, innovation, pride, and passion for our work. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.

We provide quality consultancy, design, engineering, procurement, construction and project management, validation and term services to clients in industry. We acquired industrial specialists CEL International in 2007 and now has over 50 years’ experience of successfully delivering process engineering projects globally in a number of specialist sectors.

For further information on the company and potential career opportunities within WSP please visit


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