Foundry Apprentice (Foundry Division)

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Foundry Apprentice to join Thomas Dudley Foundry Limited.

Thomas Dudley Foundry Limited is a member of the successful Thomas Dudley Companies. Still owned and managed by the Dudley family generating a turnover exceeding £40 million with 480 employees. Thomas Dudley Limited has been trading since 1920 and comprises of two divisions, cast iron foundry and plastic injection moulding.

Our brands are associated with quality and value.

At Thomas Dudley we are seeking to find through our apprentices the leaders of tomorrow, therefore you should have a drive to succeed and want the stability of a great Company.

Your bit…..

  • You will be driven and have a passion to succeed
  • You will see yourself long term becoming a senior manager within the Company
  • You will be prepared to continue your development both professionally and hands on
  • You will be able to have an opinion and the confidence to share it
  • Be aware of how you come across and work hard to network

What you need to do it…..

  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have an ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Have an excellent attention to detail and an eye for accuracy
  • Have great organisation skills, ability to work on a number of tasks simultaneously
  • Have strong IT skills
  • Get your hands dirty
  • Be part of a team

Our bit…..

  • Opportunity for career growth within all foundry principals
    • Professional registration with Institute of the Cast Metals Federation
  • Academic and personal development
    • Training available up to Masters Level
    • Personal development in
      • Communication skills
      • People skills
      • Management Styles
  • Mentor
    • A TD Mentor will be assigned to assist and give direction / advice on career choices
    • Regular meetings with Mentor to discuss any issues and review your progress


  • Apprenticeship Programme that maps your initial career …
    • Metal Casting Foundry & Pattern making Technician Level 3 (3 year programme)
      • Run at ECMS
  • Bi annual profit related pay incentive
  • 25 day’s holiday + Statutory
  • Social and Charity events
  • Discounted benefits package

Are you interested? …….

  • Apply in writing to

Next steps ……….

  • We will be in touch if you are successful – (email ideally)
  • There will be an assessment centre