Goldsmiths' Company to host biggest careers event for UK students.
The Goldsmiths’ Company is getting ready to hold the UK’s biggest precious metal student event, Make your Mark, in April, designed to give budding jewellers advice, live demonstrations and networking opportunities.
The inaugural Make your Mark event took place in 2014, welcoming more than 800 students to the Goldsmiths’ Hall in London.
In 2015, the show has been extended across two days, giving more individuals the chance to enjoy the completely free tutor-student event.
Led by the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office and supported by the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Goldsmiths’ Centre, the event will provide a packed schedule of talks with leading industry figures, a ‘new designer-maker’ exhibition and careers advice.
Theo Fennell and Boodles managing director Michael Wainwright, will be giving the keynote speeches, underlining their commitment to nurturing talent and the future of a great British trade.
Other key elements of the event will include:
– A careers zone featuring recruitment agencies, social media experts and design protection services
– Numerous trade exhibitors, including key suppliers and trade organisations
– Displays of diamond cutting, pearl stringing, enamelling, hand engraving and hand marking
– An exhibition of work from students and residents of the Goldsmiths’ Centre
– A tour of the Goldsmiths’ Company’s library
As part of the event, the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office is offering all students attending an exclusive Hallmarking Package for free. This comprises of a ten year registration, one sponsor’s punch (featuring one of the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office’s standard designs) and laser software set-up in preparation for laser hallmarking.
Dr Robert Organ, deputy warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office, commented: "Last year’s Make Your Mark was a bold experiment which proved a huge success and proved that there is huge demand for advice and inspiration among students wanting to set out on careers in precious metals. This year we hope to give students and their tutors an even more rewarding experience. We have brought together an extraordinary group of partners who want to share their expertise and passionately support the UK’s jewellery making, silverware and precious metal trades."