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Careers in Jewellery & Silversmithing: The Goldsmiths' Centre hosts first Open Days for Young People!

This spring, the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London opens its doors for the first time to creative young people, aged 16 to 19, and their parents living in London and the South East, providing a unique insight into skills training opportunities and careers in jewellery and silversmithing.

The Open Days will give young people the chance to see how they could start their career as a jeweller or silversmith with the best training on the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s fully-funded Foundation Programme in London. Attendees will able to visit workshops and facilities, meet some of the current training staff, who are all practising craftspeople, and get a feel for what it is like to be part of the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s creative community. Young people and their parents will have time to ask questions and find out more about possible career routes, how this course can lead to the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Company Apprenticeship Scheme and find out more about the application process.

“We’re delighted to be welcoming young people and their families to the Goldsmiths’ Centre, showing the remarkable work that our talented trainees create whilst they spend a year of intensive training with our tutors. This is the first of many Open Days that we hope to host to get young people excited about their future careers in this unique creative industry.”

– Kevin Wilson, Technical Tutor for the Foundation Programme

Applications for the Foundation Programme close on Sunday 5 May 2019 and the next Open Day will be held on Thursday 4 April 2019 from 10.30am until 3.45pm with each session lasting 45 minutes. To find out more about the Foundation Programme, contact the team at or visit 

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About the Goldsmiths’ Centre

The Goldsmiths’ Centre is the leading charity for the professional training of goldsmiths. Founded by The Goldsmiths’ Company in 2007, it is a charitable enterprise with a specific purpose: “To advance, maintain and develop art, craft, design and artisan skills, including in particular but without limitation, those pertaining to goldsmithing”. It does this by

  • Providing managed workspace, education and training for public benefit
  • Fostering promoting and extending public interest in art, craft, design and artisan skills
  •  Providing a knowledge base and community for those engaged or interested in these skills

For further information on the Goldsmiths’ Centre, visit