Foundry engineer

What do I need to know about the profession?

Foundry engineers produce high-quality cast parts using automated casting systems.


  • Duration of apprenticeship: 3.5 years
  • Required school-leaving qualification:
    Secondary school certificate (Hauptschule or Realschule)
  • Training is conducted by BSW GmbH

Further education opportunities

  • Master craftsman
  • Technician
  • Bachelor of Engineering


  • Setting automated high-pressure die casting plants
  • Troubleshooting in the event of faults
  • Manufacture of cast parts
  • Setup of high-pressure die casting and deburring tools
  • Preventive maintenance

Requirements profile

  • Accurate way of working
  • Skilled craftsmanship
  • Interest in chemistry, physics and maths
  • Physical fitness
  • Ability to think logically
  • Technical understanding

Questions about the training course

Foundry engineer

BSW GmbH is a training initiative of the metal and electrical industries in Saxony and assumes organisational responsibility before and during the training.

Our trainees' contract is also concluded with BSW GmbH.


Foundry engineer

The basic training takes place at our regional cooperation partners.

After the basic training our trainees spend time in our company's various departments.

Foundry engineer
  • Accounting
  • Foundry
  • Maintenance
  • Design
  • Function control
  • Logistics
  • Machining
  • Smelter
  • Dispatch
  • Tools service

Cooperation partners are BSW Schwarzenberg and Sachsenguss Chemnitz.

The vocational school takes place at the Industrieschule Chemnitz.

Questions & answers on the application process at Handtmann

You can apply either by post or by e-mail.

Send your post application to:

Handtmann Leichtmetallgießerei Annaberg GmbH
Mr. Ronny Arnold
Sehmatalstraße 16
09456 Annaberg-Buchholz

Send your e-mail application to:

  • Covering letter
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Last 3 school records
  • Certificates

The application period for the start of training in 2021 is finished. 

The application period for the start of training in 2022 will be begin from 1. July 2021 to 30. November 2021. During this period you can apply yourself.

You will receive confirmation of receipt after you have sent your application. You will therefore know that your documentation has definitely reached Handtmann.

Your application documents will then be read personally and considered with respect to suitability by the training team. Therefore it may take a few weeks before you receive a reply. Thank you for your understanding. Even if it may take some time to consider your application, this on no account reflects on your chances of being accepted for the position.

If your application and the requirements of your career aspiration match, we will invite you for a personal interview. This is usually with the respective instructor.

Please refer to the Directions section to find out how to get to our locations.

You will receive a written response to the success of your application in the weeks after the interview. If your application is confirmed, we will send you a trainee contract and further information.

We ask for your patience. There may be several applicants and a decision can only be reached once all the interviews are complete.

Of course you can apply again after an unsuccessful application. It is quite possible that a suitable trainee position will be available at a later date or that a skilled worker position is vacant after your training. We look forward to receiving your application.

Your contact

Ronny Arnold
Ronny Arnold
Vocational training

Phone: +49 3733 89124

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