Andrew Callaghan, Foundry Manager, Alucast
I am responsible for the day-to-day running of the factory; to ensure that everyone is following the correct procedures and to solve any problems that may occur.
My job is split between the office and shop-floor and involves travel to visit customers both in the U.K. and abroad.
It is important to work well with people, being able to lead and delegate. You need to keep calm under pressure and be good at problem-solving.
I was outgoing at school and particularly enjoyed sport, enjoying cricket, swimming and football outside school as well
I studied woodwork and metalwork and took technical drawing as a GCSE.
When I left school, I went straight into work at Alucast and have been there all my working life.
During that time I’ve gained NVQ3 qualifications and worked my way up to become foundry manager.