Halliburton’s training praised

Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by The Manufacturer

The oil and gas engineering giant scooped a best practice certificate at its new Aberdeen test facility.

Halliburton is celebrating after its graduate training scheme for engineers was presented with a certificate of accreditation from a global engineering body. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) visited the company’s Aberdeen site on August 31.

Based in Dyce, the Halliburton Completion Tools (HCT) service group was awarded the IMechE Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS) certificate from IMechE Business Development Manager, Sandra Mulligan, at its new test facility. The company plans to roll the MPDS out to other service groups in the future.

Simon Seaton, country vice-president, United Kingdom at Halliburton, said: “Halliburton is very proud of this certification; a key part of our strategy is to be the preferred place to work in the industry. This accreditation for our engineers training programme does not only allow our engineers to aspire to the position of chartered engineer, but also shows the industry the high standard of our training programmes.”

The Aberdeen site of the global energy group Halliburton applied for the MPDS accreditation to allow its trainee engineers to attain an international professional qualification as a chartered engineer or incorporated engineer as part of their training. The MPDS is the IMechE’s approved route for graduate engineers to complete their initial professional development to become professional engineers, registered by the Engineering Council. For the last three years the IMechE has registered more professional chartered engineers than any other engineering institution across the UK.

Halliburton currently has 14 developing engineers in the scheme within the HCT service group, with the view of all graduates being enrolled. This will help staff gain a higher profile within the industry and company, while enabling them to reach their full potential. The company also hopes it will help attract new top engineers to the company.

Sandra Mulligan added: “As a leader in their field, Halliburton wants to ensure its staff achieves the highest standard of training and professional development. The company places great importance on the competence of its engineering community, so the MPDS scheme ensures that the professional engineers of tomorrow are equipped with the best training and support.”