“I was approached by Steve Coakley who proposed what I consider to be a brilliant idea to promote Rotherham Hospice instead of a commercial organisation on Rotherham United Football Club’s match shirts.
"The Hospice will get free publicity, a donation from the Club and in our case the entire sponsorship package that they can use internally or to raise more funds.
"Five other companies will contribute to make this highly innovative idea a reality and RUFC is a community football club who have very carefully selected sponsors with the right business profile to fit their culture.
"With this initiative to promote a local charity, they are trailblazers and the idea is so good that it will be replicated by other community football clubs in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.”
AESSEAL® is a renowned global engineering company that specializes in the design and production of high-precision mechanical seals and support systems, generating a revenue of over £230 million. Our cutting-edge products not only help our customers reduce their environmental impact but also contribute to addressing climate change. With a stellar reputation in the industry, AESSEAL® is committed to fulfilling its social responsibilities and has a strong track record of nurturing apprentices and fostering professional growth within the organization.
Our comprehensive range of seals, seal support systems, and bearing protectors is specifically engineered to enhance pump reliability and minimize maintenance costs. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service to our customers, ensuring that they need never have to consider alternative sources of supply.
AESSEAL® maintains the world's most extensive inventory portfolio of mechanical seals, bearing protectors, seal support systems, and packing. In addition, we actively engage in successful initiatives such as partnering with schools to inspire the next generation of engineers and entrepreneurs, sponsoring GUTS events, and achieving net-zero emissions. As a testament to our excellence, AESSEAL® has been honoured with 15 Queen's Awards and has consistently achieved year-on-year growth in sales and profit. We have also made substantial investments in our facilities and machinery to uphold our commitment to quality and innovation.
At AESSEAL®, we prioritise internationally recognized standards and continuously invest in meeting and exceeding them. This commitment ensures that our business operates in the best possible way for our customers, employees, and local communities. Our processes and systems undergo regular audits by third parties, providing you with the confidence that AESSEAL® is a trusted partner. In recognition of our efforts, we were named the Business of Trust Champion in the Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards in 2018, which acknowledges companies that contribute to creating a lasting legacy of better business trusted by the community.
Since 2017, AESSEAL has proudly employed over 230 apprentices, with an impressive retention rate of 72% beyond the initial apprenticeship period. In 2023, we are offering 35 diverse apprenticeships, including positions such as Bid and Proposal Administrators in the Commercial space, Electronics in Engineering, and even our first Landscape Gardener. We provide 20 different career paths within our company, ensuring ample opportunities for growth and development.
To further support the professional advancement of our employees, we are introducing two Level 6 Engineering Apprenticeships and Level 3 Leadership and Management Apprenticeships for those in managerial and supervisory positions. We understand the significance of building a strong foundation for nurturing future talent and succession planning within our organization.
As one of the Department of Education's Top 100 apprentice employers, our dedication to apprenticeships remains unwavering. We offer a guaranteed permanent role at the beginning and end of the apprenticeship journey, along with trained workplace coaches and mentors to support our learners throughout. To enhance motivation and engagement, we have reviewed and enhanced our apprentice offerings and salaries to make them more competitive. Moreover, we have revitalized the career paths available to our UK apprentices.
Furthermore, our Learning and Development department actively participates in regional and nationwide activities to identify and nurture the best talent in the industry. We engage in events such as regional and national apprentice awards, local career fairs, and community engagement activities. As proud members of the Department of Education's Apprentice Ambassador Network, AESSEAL consistently advocates for apprenticeships as a credible alternative to further and higher education, providing trainees with the opportunity to earn while they learn.