The Goldsmiths' Company has supported 'indentured' or contracted apprenticeships between its Freemen and young people entering the industry as trainees since 1334.
What is an Apprentice?
A Goldsmiths' Company Apprentice is a young person who receives vocational training in a workshop environment under the instruction and guidance of an experienced tutor (Master).
An Apprenticeship is an excellent way of gaining qualifications and workplace experience.
What does an Apprenticeship involve?
All Apprentices are trained in a workshop for up to five years, at the end of which they will produce a masterpiece and sign up for the Goldsmiths’ Award, a City & Guilds Licentiateship.
Upon completing their time the Apprentice receives their Freedom of the Goldsmiths’ Company and the City of London.
We also encourage our apprentices to take part in competitions such as the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards and UK and World Skills events.
How do I find out more?
We welcome applications from 16-21 year olds and if you want to find out more about becoming an apprentice please download our factsheet or register your interest here.
Funded and managed by the Company our scheme should not be confused with Government Apprenticeships which sadly are currently not available