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National Apprenticeship Week 2017

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2017) is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, the week is designed to celebrate the positive impact apprenticeships and traineeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy. National Apprenticeship Week 2017 will be taking place from 6 to 10 March. The 10th National Apprenticeship Week will bring together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships over the last decade and will seek to encourage even more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career. Search the NAW  online map  to find more information about National Apprenticeship Week events

Seeking Bench Jeweller Apprenticeship

I am looking to start an Apprenticeship as a Bench Jeweller  My name is Ollie am 17 and live in Oxfordshire but could relocate if needed. I have been making jewellery for 3 years now but am mostly self taught. I would like to get into the industry and I think an apprenticeship would be the best way of starting. Please contact me if you might be looking for an apprentice, as I would be very interested. Ollie Ball maniacalkitty42@gmail.com

Semta Welcomes Apprenticeship Levy ‘Clarity’

Semta has warmly welcomed the publication of Government plans for the Apprenticeship Levy. The not for profit employer led organisation, charged with skilling engineering and advanced manufacturing, had been calling for clarity and further detail to help businesses large and small ensure that they are ready to embrace the changes. Ann Watson, CEO of Semta said, “There is much to be welcomed by our sector. The successful introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy is now absolutely vital to the future of our sector and our nation – Semta is totally committed to help make this happen. “The transferability of levy funds

Silversmithing Graduate Apprenticeship Scholarships 2023-24

Silversmithing Graduate Apprenticeship Scholarships 2023-24 Call for Applications Closing date: 5 January 2024 Following the success of its 2023-24 programme, the Trustees of the South House Workshop Trust are delighted to announce up to THREE fully-funded Silversmithing Graduate Scholarships for 2024. These residential scholarships are being made available to accelerate the professional careers of promising silversmiths through four months of intensive training. The four-month long scholarships will give up to three silversmiths the opportunity to learn a variety of silversmithing skills in intensive residential placements with leading silversmiths Rod Kelly based in Shetland and Brett Payne and Chris Perry based

Silversmithing Graduate Apprenticeship Scholarships 2022-23

Call For Applications Silversmithing Graduate Apprenticeship Scholarships 2022-23 Following the success of our 2021-22 programme, the Trustees of the South House Workshop Trust are delighted to announce up to three fully funded Silversmithing Graduate Scholarships for 2022-23. These residential scholarships are being made available to accelerate the professional careers of promising silversmiths through four months of intensive training. The scholarships will give three silversmiths the opportunity to learn a variety of silversmithing skills in intensive residential placements with leading silversmiths Rod Kelly and Brett Payne and two further master makers, Angus McFadyen and Chris Perry. The training will take place

Silversmith apprenticeship / studio assistant position wanted

Silversmith apprenticeship / studio assistant position wanted I am looking for an apprenticeship or studio assistant position to further develop my silversmithing skills, preferably within the Greater London area, but willing to relocate. I know the traditional goldsmithing and silversmithing techniques as soldering, chasing, sinking, raising, repoussé, casting, filigree, enamel, etc.; as well as modern production techniques - 3D modelling (Rhino3D) and 3D scanning (123DCatch).  Besides my craft related skills, I have several years of experience creating and maintaining websites (WordPress), carrying out administrative tasks, creating content for social media platforms and designing booklets. I have a great regard for

Apprenticeship / Assistant maker position wanted (London)

Apprenticeship / Assistant maker position wanted (London) I am looking for a new part-time apprenticeship or assistant maker position in London as my previous job has come to an end. I have experience in soldering, texturing, cleaning, polishing and some basic stone settings (Bezel, Tube, Claw and Flush). My goal is to improve my bench skills and learn more about the jewellery industry in the UK. A CV and images of previous work are available upon request. Availability Immediate start Part-time basis Contact Lauren Abrams Email:  lau.abr@gmail.com   Telephone and Whatsapp: 07874344125

Goldsmiths' Centre (Pre-Apprentice) Foundation Graduate Seeks Apprenticeship - 2023

Goldsmiths' Centre (Pre-Apprentice) Foundation Graduate Seeks Apprenticeship - 2023 My name is Kai and I am currently a Jewellery Manufacturing Foundation Student on the Goldsmiths Foundation Programme (Pre-Apprenticeship Course). I will complete the course in June 2023 and I am looking to establish a career in the jewellery indusrty through an apprenticeship placement. I would like to further develop and learn manufacturing techniques and hone my skills. I consider myself to be a quick learner, dedicated and hard working with the willingness to learn. Ideally, I would like to work as a Setter, so would like to be apprenticed as

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

The apprenticeship programme in the UK is undergoing its most significant revival in recent years, with the Government announcing its commitment to work with employers to create 3 million apprenticeships by 2020. For an industry that has been running apprenticeship programmes since 1334, when the Goldsmiths’ Company Apprenticeship Scheme launched, this announcement has been welcomed. But while many organisations offer highly respected apprenticeship programmes, what does it take to train a world class apprentice jeweller? Steven Jinks, the WorldSkills UK Training Manager for Jewellery, who is responsible for training three Goldsmiths’ apprentices in Squad UK for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, explains

QEST Apprenticeships

QEST Apprenticeships The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) offers apprenticeship funding of up to £12,000 over three years (up to a maximum of £6000 per year) for the training and education of aspiring craftspeople. We provide these opportunities to maintain vital skills in traditional and contemporary crafts and advance the quality of craftsmanship in the United Kingdom. Applications are now open and will close on Monday 12 February 5 pm. To apply for a QEST Apprenticeship please register via the form below. To support applicants in preparing their application for our Spring funding round, we held an online zoom session 

Diamond Mounter Available to Work

Diamond Mounter available to work 2-3 days in London a week I am a very confident Diamond Mounter and work to a very high standard. I trained at E. Wolfe & Co and completed my 5 year long apprenticeship there under The Goldsmiths’ Company apprenticeship scheme. I have now been a Diamond Mounter for 9 years. I am very organised, can work under pressure, can solve problems and have lots of experience dealing with clients. Please contact me if you have a position suitable, I have lots of pictures of my work and can provide a reference. Please contact: info@chloemayjewellery.co.uk

Alexander Wood receives the Goldsmiths’ Company Apprentice of the Year Award

First granted in 2015, this prestigious annual award celebrates excellence in skill, attitude and commitment. This year Alex was nominated not only for his exceptional performance since starting his training as a diamond mounting apprentice, but also to recognise the support he has received from his former Master, Nathaniel Groves. Selected by the Goldsmiths’ Company Apprenticeship team and his fellow Apprentices, it was acknowledged that Alex - who is a former Goldsmiths’ Centre Foundation Programme trainee now working for E C Wolfe - had proven his exceptional capability throughout his four-year diamond-mounting apprenticeship with Nathaniel Groves. In particular, Alex was

Opportunities knock for youngsters at BAJ event

Soon to be graduates of the British Academy of Jewellery will get their chance to impress movers and shakers in the British jewellery industry at a special networking event where dreams could turn into reality for the next generation of jewellers looking to progress. A group of trade members, doubling up as potential employers, are being invited to meet the students and their teachers over lunch where they can discuss the BAJ's apprenticeship programme and the funding before they are given a tour of the workshops to find out more about the training. Students of the “Preparation for the Jewellery

Jeweller/Mounter at Jewelworks

Due to the retirement of a very experienced and valued member of our team we now have a position for a highly experienced and qualified jobbing jeweller or hand made mounter. The successful applicant will have completed a five year apprenticeship and have at least another five years experience as a working jeweller with references to support. The job will require working knowledge of all precious metals, ie, silver, gold, platinum and palladium. Together with a comprehensive understanding of precious and semi precious stones and their characteristics from a working point of view.

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) 2021

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust 2021 We are delighted to announce that the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust will be accepting new applications for funding between 12 July and 16 August 2021. Talented and aspiring candidates can apply for up to £18,000 to further their education through traditional college courses, vocational training, apprenticeships or one-to-one training with master craftsmen. The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust ( QEST ) awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of traditional and contemporary skills, from farriery and thatching to jewellery design, glassblowing and millinery. Our next application

How can Apprentices help your Business ?

Apprenticeships: How can Apprentices help your Business ? Are you an employer looking to engage with the next generation  of  talent? Join us at BAJ London or Birmingham to find out about the new Apprenticeship Standard for Jewellery, Silversmithing and Allied Trades Professional. Our team  of  experts will be  on  hand to provide IAG  on   re cruiting an Apprentice, as well as information  on  the programme, funding, and delivery.    You'll even get to see our premises and student work, giving you a comprehensive understanding  of  everything our programme has to  of fer. We understand that  re cruiting an

Inches Carr Bursary: Emerging Maker

Inches Carr Craft Bursary 2022 Applications are now open for the Inches Carr Craft Bursary: Emerging Maker 2022. This bursary focuses on makers who are looking to continue advancement in the field of contemporary craft. About the Emerging Maker Bursary The Inches Carr Craft Bursary: Emerging Maker focuses on makers who are looking to continue advancement in the field of contemporary craft. Activity may include: Innovative investigation of processes and materials Exploration of aspects of developing a sustainable practice Development of work with the potential for commercial application An apprenticeship or mentoring arrangement  Further learning in the field of contemporary craft (not

Diamond: From rough to diamond

Diamond cutting, an essential step in revealing all the beauty of this unique stone, is a complex art, passed on through a long apprenticeship with a master diamond cutter, a true artist of volume and precision. Diren Ramsamy , a Diamond Cutter at Rubel & Ménasché, who has devoted his entire professional life to this demanding art, will help you discover, during a talk with  Olivier Segura , Gemmologist and Scientific Director at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, not only the tools he uses and the steps involved in cutting a diamond but also the way he understands the stone

Traditional Online Enamelling Courses

Traditional Online Enamelling Courses Naomi Nevill is announcing the release of her highly anticipated online enamelling masterclasses. The traditional enamelling and champlevé courses are highly detailed, helping both beginners and more experienced enamellers to achieve consistent and beautiful results. Thanks to a scholarship awarded by QEST, an organisation that supports excellence in British craftsmanship through scholarship and apprenticeship funding, Naomi became protege of master enameller and engraver Phil Barnes, along with having one-on-one training in Cloisonné wiring with Fred Rich. Through learning engraving for enamel and champleve, she gained insights into these traditional techniques and has been working to master

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

Calling All Talented & Aspiring Craftspeople & Makers! Scholarship & Apprenticeship Funding Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust QEST Scholarships Scholarship funding takes many forms, from traditional college courses to vocational training, one-to-one training with a master-craftsman, or a series of short courses you put together yourself. Grants of up to £18,000 QEST’s mission is to support excellence in British craft. We do that by providing craftspeople with education and training grants of up to £18,000. We support advanced skill development in craftspeople who aim to become masters of their craft. QEST Apprenticeships QEST Apprenticeships offer salary support for craftspeople who have

Classically trained Diamond Mounter seeks work

Classically trained Diamond Mounter seeks work I am looking for part time work only based in London or the south east (I am from Canterbury, Kent) handling diamonds and gemstones. I am a classically trained diamond mounter and completed a five year apprenticeship in Hatton garden through The Goldsmiths’ Company, I then worked in Paris making fine jewellery. I am looking to expand my knowledge in other areas of the industry especially gemstones. My number is 07712110557 and my email is  info@chloemayjewellery.co.uk www.chloemayjewellery.co.uk

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST)

Call for Applications QEST Scholarship Applications Next application round is open 14 July - 24 August 2020 The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of skills, from farriery and cheese maturing to jewellery design, silversmithing and sculpture.   QEST was established to help support craftspeople of all ages and from all backgrounds, at a critical stage in their careers and thus sustain traditional British craftsmanship. The charitable arm of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, QEST was established in 1990 to celebrate the 150th

Q&A: Stephen M Goldsmith FIPG MBGG

Stephen M Goldsmith FIPG MNGG KCHS is a precious metal polisher of high repute having worked in some of the most prestigious jewellery houses in the country. With some 45 years of experience as a craftsman in the jewellery and silversmithing industry, a former employee of the crown jewellers he has even worked in the Tower of London on the Crown Jewels. Starting out on a pre-apprentice course at Rochester, and then an apprenticeship, he can now be safely described as a Master Craftsman, and has just has his first book published, ‘Polishing and Finishing for Jewellers and Silversmiths’ which [youtube

Camden Apprenticeships

Call for Applications: Camden Apprenticeships For SMEs and Mirco Businesses The advantages of apprenticeships for employers have recently increased further, particularly for small businesses. Employers with less than 50 employees can now access funding to cover 100% of apprenticeship training costs from the government, no matter the age of their apprentice. Camden Apprenticeships provide a free advice and recruitment service to help organisations plan and develop their apprenticeships programmes. Take the opportunity to explore how you can use apprenticeships in your organisation. If you’d like to find out more about how your organisation could make the most of apprenticeships, contact

Foundation Programme

Call for Applications: Foundation Programme The Goldsmiths’ Centre's Foundation Programme is a fully-funded programme for 16 to 19 year olds in London and the South East, who are seeking a career in jewellery or silversmithing, introducing them to a range of creative and technical skills specialisms, which can result in a City & Guilds qualification. The Foundation Programme is a also key gateway into the Goldsmiths’ Company Apprenticeship Scheme. Applications for 2019/2020 close on Sunday 5 May 2019.  Now in its 6th year, the Foundation Programme is unique to the UK and offers young people in London and the South

Alexander Wood's jewellery skills earn top ten in the world place

Young British jewellery maker Alexander Wood left Abu Dhabi with a champions medal after earning a coveted top 10 place at the 44th WorldSkills Competition recently. Alexander, a member of the Goldsmiths’ Company Apprenticeship Scheme and currently earning his spurs with Ian Read Diamond Setters in Kent,  received a Medallion of Excellence for reaching the international standard in the Jewellery skills category.  His achievement was the result of three years worth of training,  honing his silversmithing, polishing, micro-setting and enamelling skills though he started his selection process for WorldSkills back in September 2015 when he became one of eight trainee

James Handyside Wins Young Apprentice of the Year Award

HRH  The  Princess Royal, President of the City and Guilds of London Institute, presented the latest  Goldsmiths’ Company Members’ Charitable Fund Young Apprentice of the Year Award ,   which  recognises  excellence in vocational skills and career progression, to former Goldsmiths’ Company apprentice, James  Handyside. Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company, Judith  Cobham -Lowe, congratulated James at the presentation, part of the Prince Philip Medal Awards Ceremony at St James’s Palace. In 2013 James undertook a three year apprenticeship with leading  Hatton Garden engravers  R.H. Wilkins,   specialising  in hand engraving.   Trained by Master Engraver, Emmet Smith, James learned

Job Market Change: Apprenticeships are the new Educational Future

According to a new survey it was found that the UK is once again emerging as a hotbed for apprenticeships. Almost half (47%) of the respondents said they would accept an apprenticeship in their chosen field, given the opportunity.  In a job market where you can find opportunities on your Twitter feed and be formally interviewed via Skype, it’s little surprise that attitudes are changing as to how you gain employment. Working alongside universities, modern apprenticeships are making a mockery of the idea that academic progression and hands-on experience are mutually exclusive. Young people can learn on-the-job, whilst studying in

News Edit: 24 March 2019

A round up of this week's international jewellery news...   Editor’s pick: TEFAF jewellery finds Wallpaper: Hemmerle’s recent creations have incorporated ancient Egyptian artefacts or carved pieces of jade resembling Leibniz coffee biscuits. www.wallpaper.com House of Hemmerle Exhibits High Jewelry at TEFAF Maastricht Forbes: This week, in Maastricht, the Netherlands, high jewelry, fine art and antiques collectors have been flocking to TEFAF. www.forbes.com Shaun Leane on Alexander McQueen and Era-Defining Jewellery Luxury London: As his jewellery brand celebrates its 20th anniversary, Shaun Leane talks about falling in love with his craft, starting an apprenticeship at 15 and his great friend

Goldsmith, Lawsons Goldsmiths - Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

The role Goldsmith Lawsons Goldsmiths Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire We are currently looking for an in-house Goldsmith to join our team. Responsibilities would include repair work and jewellery manufacturing from essential jobbing to high end bespoke commissions. As the workshop is onsite, within our boutique, we are looking for someone who is comfortable and confident interacting with our clients, discussing designs and assisting with sales. All roles would be Monday to Friday with occasional Saturdays. Competitive salary dependant on experience. Please send us your CV and covering letter by using the application form below. We look forward to receiving your application. About