The UK Metal-forming industry is an essential part of the wider Manufacturing sector, employing over 230,000 people across more than 11,000 companies whilst also contributing over £10.7bn to UK GDP. The rise in demand within other sectors, more specifically the Aerospace and Automotive sectors, has led to the re-emergence of a thriving metals industry. It has been estimated the sector will require an additional 2,300 graduates and 9,200 apprentices a year up until 2030 in order to meet industry demands.

Key industry players operating in the UK:

ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel, Thyssenkrupp, Liberty House Group, Optimas OE Solutions, Precision Cast Parts Corporation, Bodycote Heat Treatment, Doncasters Group

Key Subsectors we support:

Steel & Aluminium, Forging (Drop, Press, Hot), Casting (Investment, Sand, Die), Fasteners, Sheet Metal, Heat Treatment

Our Expertise:

The Metal-forming industry is unique in that each sub sector, each process and each commodity face their own unique challenges in finding staff relatable to their specific niche. With the majority of businesses within this sector small businesses, the average size being 21 staff, skills shortages and lack of access to talent can be one of the principal factors behind lack of growth.

At Pontem we understand and have supported every single part of the Metals process and will have a fundamental understanding of your unique needs. Clients we have supported and worked closely with over the years include:

  • Two of the Worlds largest Steel Manufacturers
  • Three of Europe’s leading Fastener suppliers
  • Two of UK’s largest subcontract Heat Treatment organisations
  • UK’s largest Metal Recycling Group
  • Multitude of SME’s and small businesses around the Midlands specialising in Forging and Cast Metals

So, no matter which area of metals you need assistance with, we will have a comprehensive and expert understanding of your requirements.

Roles we specialise in include:

Within the Metal-forming sector we recruit across our core job disciplines as well as sector niche roles which are specifically relatable to the Metal-forming Industry

  • Sales
  • Design
  • Projects
  • Manufacturing
  • Production
  • Maintenance
  • Quality
  • Purchasing/ Supply Chain
  • Operations
  • Sector Niches: Foundry worker, Die Caster, Capstan Setter/Operator, Metallurgist, Heat Treatment operative, NDT Inspector, Coded Welder, Lab Technician, Sheet Metal Worker

See our Live Metal-forming roles here:


Contact us to see how we can help you with your next move or assist you with finding staff, within the Metal-forming sector.


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46 The Priory Queensway,
Birmingham, B4 7LR

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