We take our responsibility as a major employer in the local community extremely seriously.

We provide lifelong career opportunities in the North East of England and support the younger generations through our award-winning apprenticeship programme. To date, we’ve helped many apprentices to start their career and some of them are still with us today after more than 40 years.

We are also committed to supporting the community through our work with local charities.  Each year employees organise a series of fundraising activities and make contributions through the monthly payroll. Sterling management is very generous in supporting the efforts of the employees and normally match our efforts ‘pound for pound’. Each year we identify local charities and local families who would benefit from financial support.