Exeter School Young Enterprise Team visit Rotolok

Published - 10th May 2022

On the evening of the 27th April we were proud to host members of the Exeter School Young Enterprise Team, who were given a talk and tour conducted by Sean Swales, Group Managing Director. The enterprising spirit of our late founder Dan McCauley, who started Rotolok with a £2,000 loan and guiding it to the global business that it is today, was of great intrigue and inspiration to the students.

The students were given a rare glimpse ‘behind the scenes’ of a manufacturing business which, in Rotolok’s case, provides a range of Equipment for the Bulk Handling industry using the latest CNC machining, laser cutting and welding equipment. Students were walked through our modern headquarters, understanding how our world famous Rotary Valves are manufactured and even used in the production of their favourite breakfast cereals!

As one of Tiverton’s largest and most successful businesses, students were asking fascinating questions to Group MD Sean about many of the challenges that Rotolok and other businesses are facing at the moment and what it is like operating a global business like Rotolok – Not an experience they have access to in the classroom.

Lower Sixth student Cecile said “it was fascinating to see how the topics that we cover in Young Enterprise and business are translated into the real-world, where the theory is put into practice”.

We continue to work with schools, colleges and apprenticeship gateways to encourage careers within engineering!

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