Petronas Skill Expansion IChemE Supports Skill Expansion of Malaysian Oil Industry

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Petronas company training scheme has been accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), making it the first organisation in Malaysia to receive accreditation by this global professional body.

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Recognition for Petronas' skill expansion project
Recognition for Petronas' skill expansion project
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Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia – Petronas is currently looking for chemicalk engineers to support its ambitious growth plans, including the US $ 16 billion Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project. Currently, the country's national oil company employs more than 30,000 people group-wide, including 3,500 chemical engineers.

Petronas expects it will need additional chemical engineers to support its expansion and in recent years has been working closely with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), to develop its own world-class and globally recognised training scheme.

In June 2014, Petronas achieved a major milestone in its skills development strategy with formal accreditation by IChemE for its internal company training scheme called Accelerated Capability Development (ACD) for Chemical Engineering. Paul Ellis, chair of IChemE Malaysia, said: "Petronas is the first company in Malaysia to achieve Accredited Company Training Scheme (ACTS) status. It's a fantastic achievement and they now have in place an internationally-recognised training scheme of the highest standards.

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