LSBU students head to the Gulf for international work placement opportunity
01 October 2015
A select group
of London South Bank University (LSBU) final-year students visited the offices
of the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) in Bahrain, for an
international work placement opportunity.
students from LSBU’s School of Engineering travelled to the Gulf region to undertake
a specially tailored work-based training programme, designed to boost the
students’ skills and increase their professional competence.
an outstanding global reputation in the petrochemical sector as a provider of both
quality petroleum engineering products and also of sophisticated industry
training. The students received comprehensive guidance and professional advice
in a range of areas spanning the company’s operations. They also learned about equipment
maintenance and service procedures.
The placement is an annual opportunity for students, and forms part of a
collaboration between LSBU and GPIC. The partnership was developed by Professor Rao Bhamidimarri, Vice President (Development) at LSBU
and Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President.
was designed to provide students the opportunity to gain international
experience as part of preparing for a career in an increasingly competitive
global business environment. Student Andy Bray studied BEng (Hons) Petroleum
Engineering at LSBU and graduated with a first this year. He attended the
placement and comments: “GPIC has a great reputation in the petrochemical
industry and I feel really privileged to have gone out to Bahrain to understand
more about their business. The trip was well suited to both Chemical and
Petroleum Engineers and allowed me to brush up on my knowledge and improve my
transferable engineering skills. I’m very grateful to LSBU for arranging such a
student work placement programme is fully funded by GPIC. Professor Bhamidimarri says, “Outstanding
leadership and management at GPIC make this company one of best run companies
in the world. Work experience for our students at GPIC provides not only
professional development opportunities, but also helps develop global outlook.”