The Diecasting Society is driven by the belief that for the diecasting industry to continue its proven success of market development and innovation it is underpinned by an industry wide commitment to training and skills development.

Why join us?

The Diecasting Society partners with higher education establishments to provide high quality training for technical and non technical staff. We offer a range of knowledge transfer opportunities, both through proven courses and bespoke programmes. Our connection to training providers helps everyone from apprentices and admin staff to experienced engineers and business leaders. Through the training courses we can connect you to and help finance with a grant application, you get vital support with upskilling your workforce and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

The benefits of our support

    • Practical, engaging programmes for all levels and roles
    • Cost-effective, so you maximise use of your training budget
    • Proven and popular modules focused on learning that can be immediately applied in the workplace
    • State-of-the-art training facilities
    • Our partners are accredited by the CPD Certification Service, the UK independent continuing professional development scheme
    • Delegates can work towards a certificate, diploma or advanced diploma depending on their level
    • Bespoke training packages can be negotiated with our partners, such as Cast Metals Federation, Institute of Cast Metals Engineers, Aluminium Federation and others.

Training Grants

Get substantial financial support towards the costs of course fees, books, travel and accommodation from the The Foundry Training Trust. The Diecasting Society has a grant application scheme available to all members enabling access to these financial support organisations.

The Foundry Training Trust is a registered charity set up to support the development of people’s knowledge and skills and who work in the cast metals and related industries. The Foundry Training Trust was formed in 1988 from the proceeds of sale of the Tor Lodge building, an accommodation block for students at the National Foundry College. It’s prime objective was to provide grants to cover the costs of accommodation for students wanting to study Foundry Technology. The Trust has over a number of years supported young people allowing them to attend College and or University, attend major conferences and exhibitions both in the UK and overseas and to visit as part of study tours other companies and businesses.