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IN DEPTH: Why a well-equipped workforce is key to survival on the high street

Retail is hard across the board at the moment with footfall constantly slowing down and bricks and mortar businesses losing out to online sales. In the luxury industry, jewellers are no longer competing with others in the town, but rather fighting against consumers opting to spend their money on experiences and leisure activities, and many

TOP FIVE: Tips from brands and retailers on training shop floor staff

Staff training is absolutely vital, especially today when stores have to give consumers a reason to shop in store rather than online. Here, leading brands and retailers reveal their top training advice… MIX IT UP When training staff of a variety of ages, skill levels and learning styles, it’s important to make sure you are

NAJ set to launch new JET Diploma at Jewellery & Watch

UK-based jewellery association the NAJ has designed a new training accreditation to help budding jewellers get their start in the industry. The NAJ, which launched a new JET certificate, featuring modules designed for students working within manufacturing, design or back office as well as retail, is introducing its JET Diploma at Jewellery & Watch in

New course rolls out for innovative designer makers

Dawn Meaden Johnson’s highly acclaimed Bespoke Jewellery Training Company has announced its latest training course for jewellery designer makers. From handmade to small-scale manufacturing, the course offers live mentored project made up of series of mini bespoke consultancy sessions provided by a collaboration with jewellery industry specialists based in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Meaden Johnson comments

Jewellery retailers offered marketing and sales training in response to demand

This year, Dawn-Meaden Johnson’s Bespoke Jewellery Training Company’s programme will extend its focus to sales and marketing for jewellery retailers. In addition to the jewellery skills courses, hosted by many of the UK’s leading tutors, BJT has recently teamed up with Simon Rainer of Simon Rainer Consulting to meet the growing demand for marketing, sales

Over a third of jewellery professionals receive no formal training in their roles

More than 40% of professionals working in the UK jewellery sector claim they receive no formal training within their current role. Asked which statement best describes the level of training that their current employer provides, some 41% of respondents to the Professional Jeweller Job Satisfaction Survey so far said they were not involved in any

OPINION: Investment and ‘Buying British’ the key to future prosperity, says Andrew Morton

Following Jason Holt’s opinion piece on the 2015 CareerCast jobs report, Andrew Morton, MD of WB the Creative Jewellery Group has some more thought on what this really means for the UK jewellery industry. In Morton’s words… For those who missed it, the report stated that of 200 job roles in the UK, jewellers are

Argos searches for over 9,000 seasonal workers this Christmas

Digital retailer Argos is looking for over 9,000 seasonal workers to help with the busy Christmas period. Around 8,000 customer helpers are being sought to support over 800 Argos stores to meet customer demand for jewellery, toys, technology and other popular Christmas gifts this season. 1,000 drivers with great customer service skills are required to

FEATURE: Endless showcases its training tactics in Mallorca

Professional Jeweller travels to Mallorca to discover one of Endless Jewelry’s sunshine soaked training weekends; honing in on business growth, marketing strategies and retailer reactions to new AW15 product lines. The Endless Jewelry Castle, also known as founder Jesper Nielsen’s sunshine home, is perched on the edge of the ocean just outside of Palma, Mallorca.