Initiative offers opportunities to learn the art of jewellery making.
By Deepa Narwani
Holts Academy of Jewellery has joined forces with the Prince’s Trust, hosting the Get into Jewellery Programme recently aimed at young people.
The programme was organised to give unemployed 16 to19-year-olds a chance to learn basic jewellery making skills before committing to a full course.
The week-long programme gave students hands-on practical experience in both making and design while developing their individual understanding of the jewellery industry as a whole.
The 10 students selected to carry on for a further four weeks will study towards a recognised qualification in jewellery making where they will further hone their skills at the bench.
Holts Academy of Jewellery principal, Lee Lucas said: “The values of The Princes Trust and those of the Academy are very much aligned, inspiring a generation and recognising that today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce.
“By joining 300 other people who have studied on the Academy’s industry certified qualifications and Apprenticeships this year alone, these young people will be nurtured and educated to fulfil their potential. We hope that many will progress on to an apprenticeship this autumn.”