How to become a foundry mould maker
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
You can do an engineering course at college, which may help when you start looking for work. Courses include:
- Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Engineering
- Level 1 Diploma in Engineering and Manufacturing
- Level 2 Certificate in Engineering
You may need:
- 2 or fewer GCSEs at grades 3 to 1 (D to G), or equivalent, for a level 1 course
- 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
You can complete an engineering operative intermediate apprenticeship or a metal casting and foundry technician advanced apprenticeship.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You could start as a foundry process worker and do training on the job to become a mould maker.
You can find out more about careers in the metals industry from the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers and Tomorrow's Engineers.