Lorien Engineering Solutions has bolstered its commitment to nurturing the engineers of the future by welcoming two young graduates to its ranks. Rosie Preece and Tom Freeman have joined the firm’s graduate programme, where they will experience the breadth of Lorien’s experience across a range of sectors.

Burton-based Lorien designs and delivers manufacturing projects in the brewing, drinks, food and life sciences industries.

Chemical engineering graduate Rosie joins Lorien’s compliance department, building on her experience as a process engineer in the oil and gas industry. She has experience working on an integrated iron and steel works and its associated power plant, through an industrial placement year.

Tom provides a supporting role to Lorien’s engineering teams and project managers on a range of live projects. His core disciplines are utilities, energy and sustainability but he will experience all of  Lorien’s core departments as part of his professional development. Tom is also continuing his professional studies by working towards Chartered Engineer status.

Lorien launched its graduate programme in 2015. Within months it had achieved IChemE Accredited Company Training Scheme (ACTS) status. Last year’s graduates Mike Ruff and Matthew Holmes recently started their second year of employment.

Lorien director Dave Mallinson said: “Our graduate scheme allows recruits to work within experienced and multi-disciplined engineering teams delivering multi-million pound projects, as well as being part of our engineering development programme. Newly qualified engineers play a fundamental part in the exciting growth and advancement of the business. Both Rosie and Tom are talented young engineers with a bright future ahead of them, and we are delighted to have them on board.”

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

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