Training foundry revived


Foundry Training Services Ltd (FTSL) has helped Belfast Metropolitan College to get its onsite foundry working and to train the new staff members. 

FTSL was approached during the pandemic by the college and embraced the challenge.

After a few virtual meetings the FTS team attended the college in Belfast for 2 days and carried out the initial start to the training.  The training included carrying out various activities as the foundry had not been operational for some time. Now, with the support of FTSL, the foundries furnaces have been switched on again.  The first phase of training will continue into 2022 with further phases to be arranged.

FTS says that this is the start of a great relationship with the college and again another example of how it is keeping the industry alive.

In other news, Michala French, operations managers at FTSL says that it has worked hard with Dudley College to secure another group of apprentices.

She said: “We are pleased to welcome our fifth cohort to the centre who are all embarking on their journey in becoming the foundry technicians of the future.  The first cohort of apprentices are about to enter gateway to their end point assessment, and we wish them all the luck in achieving their qualification.  This, of course, will be the first group to achieve a qualification of this nature in the foundry industry in over 20 years.”