The British Academy of Jewellery (BAJ) is set to host an online webinar for employers on Wednesday, 9th of August. The webinar aims to provide valuable insights into the Apprenticeship programme, including funding, delivery, and recruitment guidance. It will also feature a live Q&A session, allowing participants to engage directly with the BAJ team.
Aligning Training with Industry Needs
The BAJ Apprenticeship programme is crafted in accordance with the new Standard for the Jewellery, Silversmithing, and Allied Trades Professionals. This alignment emphasises a closer working relationship between employers and training providers, ensuring that apprentices are guided along specialist pathways tailored to business needs.
A Mutually Beneficial Partnership
Richard Bevan, Quality Control Manager of Hockley Mint, highlights the symbiotic nature of apprenticeship programmes, explaining:
“As employers, we can train [apprentices] specifically for available positions, ensuring a perfect fit. Additionally, what makes apprentices appealing is their lack of established habits, which means they come with a fresh perspective and a willingness to learn. Their enthusiasm and adaptability foster innovation and growth within a company. By embracing apprenticeship programs, we can invest in the individual’s future and the development of a skilled and committed workforce, leading to increased productivity and success for us and the British jewellery industry. It’s a mutually beneficial arrangement that nurtures a strong partnership between employers and talented individuals in their own communities.”
The upcoming BAJ Apprenticeship Webinar offers an opportunity for employers to fully understand how apprenticeships can be leveraged for the benefit of their businesses and the UK jewellery industry at large. The emphasis on tailored training and collaboration between employers and training providers is a promising approach to nurturing talent and ensuring the continued growth and innovation of the industry.
Employers interested in learning more about the potential advantages of apprenticeships should consider joining the webinar to hear firsthand how this programme could be a key part of their strategy for success.
- Date: Wednesday, August 9th
- Time: 14:00 – 15:00
- Link to secure your place: