NAJ accredited as finish level evaluation organisation

The Nationwide Affiliation of Jewellers has introduced that it has been accredited as an Finish Level Evaluation Organisation (EPAO).

On account of this the NAJ can now formally assess apprentices who’ve accomplished their Degree 3 Jewelry, Silversmithing and Allied Trades.

As an accredited EPAO, the NAJ should be certain that apprentices have reached the required normal and have obtained the data and abilities essential to formally go their apprenticeship.

The NAJ is the one EPAO for the jewelry manufacturing sector and opens up 9 specialist pathways to assist NAJ members recruit and prepare future workers.

The 9 specialist pathways are: masking casting, silversmithing, mounting, stone setting, engraving, enamelling, sprucing/ending, CAD/CAM and lapidary. Apprenticeship coaching is at the moment supplied by the British Academy of Jewelry.

Ben Massey, principal officer, mentioned, “That is improbable information for the entire UK jewelry manufacturing trade. The standing opens the door for the jewelry companies to have the ability to begin recruiting and coaching new apprentices into the specialist abilities areas required after a three-year hiatus.

“On the Affiliation, we’re proud to assist such a passionate {and professional} group of jewelry companies. With this new normal, and associated tasks, which we’re persevering with to work on, it’s necessary we proceed to spend money on the way forward for the commerce.”