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10 Jun 2021

Ladder backing casting careers

The Ladder for the Black Country is getting behind the casting and foundry industry to encourage more young people to think about starting an apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships in the industry are ideal for those who like making things and solving practical problems.

Castings are made by pouring molten metal into a mould – they range from parts for cars, planes and trains to the window locks in your home, from the pumps and valves used in the water industry, to medical implants. 

Young people could be involved in designing the mould using a CAD package or using simulation software on a high spec computer to check that the casting will be fit for purpose.

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