Titans scrum down to support local apprentices
Local rugby team Rotherham Titans visited AESSEAL global headquarters, Templeborough, to show their support of National Apprentice Week.
AESSEAL is one of the world’s leading specialists in the design and manufacture of mechanical seals, one of Britain’s manufacturing success stories – and one of the Titans’ shirt sponsors.
Both teams came together this Wednesday to show support for AESSEAL’s Modern Apprenticeships Programme, as the Titans and the company employ a large number of young apprentices and train them in departments across their respective operations. AESSEAL last year committed £1.25m to expand its own apprenticeships programme, with plans to take on 30 young men and women over five years.
The company started with a handful of employees and now has 1,500 in 230 locations worldwide, including 300-plus in Rotherham. During the Titans’ visit both companies shared their goals and ambitions with one another, and found strong similarities between their work ethics, both relying on teamwork, trust and honesty.
The Titans were pleased to see one of their sponsors investing so much in young people.
AESSEAL production personnel director James Selka described the link-up as inspirational for both teams:
“It’s a great occasion for two successful Rotherham teams to come together and inspire our young apprentices.”
Rotherham Titans Chief Executive John Lewis added, “To win, our guys put their bodies on the line every week. It was great to see the apprentices at AESSEASL showing the same commitment as part of their winning team.”
To show further support of National Apprentice Week, Rotherham Titans are offering all apprentices in the Yorkshire region entry to their home matches at Clifton Lane for just £7, which is half the usual price.