Derbyshire firm also says goodbye to long-term lapidary Janet Marsh.
Derbyshire jewellery manufacturer CW Sellors has welcomed two new trainees as it says goodbye to its long-term lapidary technician Janet Marsh.
Marsh has worked with the company for 19 years and thrown a surprise party sendoff by CW Sellors last month to celebrate her time with the company.
In the lead up to her retirement CW Sellors took on two new trainees in reaction to the expanding needs of the business. New recruits Joanne Cawfer and Martin Weightman will work across the firm’s lapidary and gold and silversmithing teams.
Cawfer was trained by Marsh to learn basic lapidary skills and will continue further training in other aspects of lapidary work while Weightman is set to become a jewellery technician, specialising in metalwork.
CW Sellors’ planning and personnel development manager Matthew Hatch said: “It was really sad to see one of our valued team members go and we wish Jan every happiness in her retirement. We always work hard to bring in new talent to the business and offer new roles to accommodate our expanding business.
"It is key for us to utilise the talented people we have within the business to train more people in the specialist skillset required for fine jewellery manufacturing. There are a number of people within the business who have been trained through our Investors in People approved apprenticeship style training programmes and have stayed with the business for the majority of their working life – with over 10% of our team having worked with the business for over 20 years.."