Royal seal of approval for new O-ring manufacturing academy

Posted on 26 Oct 2012 by The Manufacturer

Dorset-based Superior Seals yesterday welcomed His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent for the opening of a new apprentice training academy at its Wimborne site.

Superior, a past winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, launched its apprenticeship scheme in 2009. The new academy will provide additional training space and a new audi-visual education area as well as new facilities for customer visits to the site.

Tim Brown, Superior’s managing director said the company was extremely proud of the academy and “everything it represents.”

He continued: “This investment was the right thing to do for our business. Our Academy is not just a building – it’s been designed to be an inspiration to our staff as well as a fantastic environment for customers and potential customers to come and see the Superior way of life.”

Today Superior supports 14 apprenticeships – all from local schools.

Mark Wallis, Superior’s commercial director says the company takes its apprenticeship training, which is seen as vital to its future, very seriously.

“We have excellent links with our local schools and colleges and aim to recruit, train and retain local youngsters who demonstrate the energy and enthusiasm that drives this company. Within the new Academy – and under the guidance of our dedicated training manager- we’ll be able to equip these young people for a successful working life, hopefully in manufacturing,” explained Mr Wallis.