NAJ accepted as finish level evaluation organisation

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

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

As an accepted EPAO, the NAJ should be sure that apprentices have reached the required customary 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 employees.

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

Ben Massey, principal officer, stated, “That is incredible 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 customary, and associated initiatives, which we’re persevering with to work on, it’s necessary we proceed to put money into the way forward for the commerce.”