Petrofac News 1700X397
23 September 2014

Enhancing engineers: Petrofac awards five new Fellowships to talented postgraduate students

Five talented engineers who are about to start their postgraduate studies have each received a prestigious Petrofac/Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship. The Petrofac Fellowships were presented today at a reception at the Royal Academy of Engineering to celebrate their inauguration to the programme.

Now in their sixth year, the Petrofac Fellowships develop the concept of the Enhanced Graduate Engineer, combining a full-time Masters’ level course with additional learning and development opportunities, such as a company-sourced major project, a mentor or a work placement. Each successful applicant receives £9,000 funding towards their Masters’ level course.

At the reception, senior representatives of Petrofac and the Academy had the chance to meet past, present and newly awarded Fellows. The 2013 recipients of the Petrofac Fellowship gave a brief presentation of their project work.

Petrofac’s Group Chief Executive, Ayman Asfari FREng, who was recently elected a Fellow of the Academy, said: “Today’s event marks the sixth anniversary of our involvement with the RAEng/Petrofac Fellowship programme. This partnership has been mutually rewarding for both the Petrofac mentors and the Petrofac Fellows, some of whom have since been employed within our Group. I am delighted to welcome five new graduate engineers as Petrofac Fellows and I look forward to watching their progression throughout the year.

“The Academy fulfills a vital role in ensuring the promotion of engineering as a career, and I would like to thank everyone involved with this programme for their continued efforts in creating a new generation of skilled engineers for our industry.”

This year’s recipients of the Petrofac Fellowships are: Karim Elrify, Antreas Koumous, Hadi Khubeize, Harris Rani and Huroon Khan.