Vacancy – Apprentice Tiara/Jewellery Maker

We are looking for an apprentice to join our organisation for at least a 12 month period to gain some valuable working experience as a Tiara and Jewellery maker and also to be given the opportunity to achieve an NVQ. This would be ideal for a school leaver to experience working full time, as well as earning an apprenticeship salary and gaining some additional qualifications.  You will be shown all of the necessary skills required to be able to create the tiaras, headdresses and hairbands, as well as some of the jewellery that we produce.  These will involve using different components, including beads, crystals and pearls.  You will start with simple patterns and build up with practice.
We work a 37.5 hour working week, with the working hours as Monday to Thursday 8.10am until 4.55pm and Friday 8.10am until 12.50pm.
The qualification can take between 12 and 18 months to complete, during which time we would fully support you.  Our expectations are that if we have the right candidate and they have succeeded with their qualifications and have shown themselves to be an honest and reliable member of the team, that we would be able to offer them full time permanent employment at that stage.  Please note however, that this is not guaranteed.
The successful candidate must have a keen interest in the bridal industry and a textiles qualification from school or college, as well as the ability to read design patterns and follow instructions.  This type of work requires you to be dexterous and be able to sit down for the majority of the day working on the pieces, so would be ideal for someone who enjoys arts and crafts based hobbies.  We only want individuals with a natural ability to work with detail and the dedication to work to the highest standard to create the quality expected by our customers.
If you are interested in working with us then please send a copy of your C.V. and a covering letter outlining why you are applying to: Nicola Cole, Richard Designs Limited, Lancaster Way Business Park, Ely, CB6 3NW. Alternatively call 01353 661600 and ask for Nicola or email

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