Jewellery manufacturing, silversmithing and allied trades

Jewellery manufacturing, silversmithing and allied trades

“Designing and making high-quality jewellery”

The jewellery manufacturing, silversmithing and allied trades apprenticeship matches a number of interests, including engineering, manufacturing, production, design and creativity, and a route into massive and specialised industry. If you opt for the intermediate apprenticeship, you’ll gain entry-level skills in a role within jewellery, manufacturing, silversmithing or allied trades, such as goldsmith, jeweller, silversmith, enameller, engraver, gem setter, CAD/CAM worker, polisher and finisher, jobbing jeweller or jewellery technician, enabling you to recognise your strengths and progress into an area of specialism. The advanced apprenticeship builds on the knowledge and skills that you’ll gain. It also covers other specialised roles, such as a mounter, creating precise items for expensive precious stones, often in traditional styles.

Duration: 15 to 24 months

Relevant school subjects: DT and art

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000 per annum