The next key leadership and management training course ICME are offering is now available to book onto. Feedback from our previous courses have been extremely positive from all attendees, who have seen great value in attending our 2-day courses, and all would recommend our courses to colleagues.

Here is your opportunity to book on the next training session.

Improving recruitment and retention activity is being delivered on 15th & 16th June 2022 at The ECMS, National Foundry Training Centre.

Currently recruitment is an issue the industry is facing across the world, combined with retention of highly skilled individuals, ICME and The Cast Metals Federation have acknowledged this and have designed a 2-day short course to help address some of these issues.

Our practical 2-day Improving Recruitment Activity and Retention course is designed to develop integral individuals involved in all stages of recruitment and retention. Recruitment, selection, retention and development of staff is pivotal to the success of any business. With the whole process being a costly activity, marking a significant period of investment, there has never been a better time to ensure retention of the right staff to help the business thrive. Increasing the knowledge of all of those involved has never been more imperative.

Post the Covid pandemic, employers are facing some of the most challenging workplace changes in our lifetime, with recent figures showing more than 1 million job vacancies, which is an all-time high. To further intensify the situation employees are looking to leave current jobs to pursue a better work-lifestyle balance and increased financial and wellbeing packages. We understand that the direct and hidden costs associated with recruitment and retention are impacting businesses within the industry, as we face difficulty in finding the next generation of employees of all skills and abilities for the casting and supply industry, not to mention the challenges of succession planning for senior manager and leadership positions.

This course is a must for anybody who has an active role in designing and creating recruitment strategies and policies including those working in, HR, Recruitment, Resourcing, Talent, Learning, Development and Training departments as well as leaders and managers who are involved in interviews and inductions. It will also be relevant to those involved in the management of staff.

Further information about the specific content being covered during the course can be found on the flyer here.

This course has a discounted fee available for ICME members at just £450pp for the two-day course, including refreshments.

Foundry Training Trust grant support will be available† towards the cost of the course. A grant of £225 is available towards the fees for this course. Additional grant funding is also available towards the costs of travel and accommodation. Visit to contact the Clerk of the Trust for details and for the application form.
† Subject to application and Trustee approval

To book your place(s) on the course please complete the booking form and send it back to

If you would like to discuss the course in more detail, enquire about a past or future course or discuss any bespoke requirements please contact