Cast Metals Engineering
- transforming the world. Be part of the industry that is shaping the world we live in.
A Career for Life
The casting industry is the career of choice for makers, creators and innovators.
And castings are here to stay!
So if you like new technology, solving problems or working with your hands, designing and making things that actually move the world, then this could be the industry for you!
A sustainable industry, we contribute to making sure our country’s metal resources are used over and over again, by taking scrap metal and turning it into new components. Metals then become permanent materials.
Engineering skills are in high demand in the castings industry and we need engineers, technicians, moulders, patternmakers, quality engineers, designers and automation specialists to help us shape how we live, how we travel, how we work and how we play.
Join us and have a bright future in Casting.
Find out about Apprenticeships in the Foundry, Casting and Patternmaking Industries – a vital part of the Manufacturing and Engineering Sectors.
We can offer you a range of pathways to embark on a career in the castings industry – foundry, moulder/ coremakers, patternmaking, die casting, tooling design and methods engineering as well as management programmes to help you as you develop your career.
There are foundries all around the UK so contact us to find out about a foundry near you.
Training and Development
Foundries will offer training and development programmes for their employees and many foundries are now looking for apprentices.
At our new, purpose-built National Foundry Training Centre, located in the West Midlands, you will be able to learn from industry experts in a safe environment. The facility includes a fully equipped training foundry with modern melting furnaces, moulding and casting equipment, patternshop, design suite and laboratories for QA and mechanical testing, all supported by the industry’s professional body, the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers, ICME, and backed by the University of Wolverhampton and Dudley College.
Not in the West Midlands? – no problem! We have foundries around the UK looking to take on apprentices and can arrange flexible training options to help you develop your career in our industry.
For more information on apprenticeships in the casting industry and the National Foundry Training Centre, please contact: Michala French, Training and Quality Manager, Foundry Training Services Ltd.