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BAJ invites trade professionals to support the next generation of jewellers


The British Academy of Jewellery is opening its doors for an employer event where trade members can meet graduating students and have a look behind the scenes.

The academy will invite trade members to come during a lunch hour and have a look at BAJ’s workshops, meet with the staff, and discuss possibilities on how to get involved with training and supporting the next generation of jewellers.

Furthermore, employers interested in the apprenticeship programme will be able to network with BAJ’s dedicated teachers and apprenticeship team who will answer any questions interested parties may have about the programme and the funding.

On the day, the students of the “Preparation for the Jewellery Industry” diploma course will be showcasing the skills and techniques they have learned in an exhibition of their produced pieces. These students, nearing the end of their qualifications, are actively looking for a place to start their professional career whilst continuing to study on an apprenticeship. Trade members interested in recruiting an apprentice have the opportunity to meet prospective candidates in an informal setting.

The BAJ business development team will also be on hand to listen to visitors and is keen to understand potential business’ individual training and development needs.

Sofie Boons, head of the British Academy of Jewellery, explains:“At the Academy we aim to serve the trade by equipping the next generation of jewellers with the skills and aptitude to enter the field. On show will be the graduates of our first PJI programme, which was developed in response to feedback from the trade. Inviting members of the trade into the Academy provides additional opportunities for continued collaboration and discussion in order to ensure our programmes meet the needs of the trade.”

The event is free to attend, trade guests are invited to register their interest or for more information, please contact: Rosina.arena@baj.ac.uk


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