ICME’s aim is to be the lead organisation for Professional Development in the Cast Metals, Foundry and Patternmaking Industry.

For individuals: we can support your professional development by helping you to find relevant training programmes that can lead to internationally recognised qualifications, as well as technical short courses.  We can connect you with training providers and colleges that offer a variety of training programmes.

For employers: we can help you to find apprentice providers and support with recruiting apprentices.  Plus we can support your employees develop their knowledge and skills: technical training; short courses, upskilling, skills gap analyses and more.

Careers in Casting: if you are interested in a career in the industry, contact us to learn more about the exiting job roles on offer and to be put in touch with organisations who can help you get started, perhaps as an apprentice or as a career change.

Future Proofing the Industry: ICME and our Members have helped to develop a range of qualifications and courses in casting technology and patternmaking – this is a vital service for the UK industry.  If you would like to support this important work, contact us to find out how you can help.  A good first step would be by joining ICME.

Want to know more and can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us on info@icme.org.uk for further assistance.

Training Grants Available


The Foundry Training Trust is a registered charity that offers financial grant support towards the costs of professional development to enable individuals improve their knowledge and skills in the cast metals and related industries.

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