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).

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

As an accredited EPAO, the NAJ should be sure that apprentices have reached the required commonplace and have obtained the data and expertise 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 practice future workers.

The 9 specialist pathways are: overlaying 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 unbelievable information for the entire UK jewelry manufacturing business. The standing opens the door for the jewelry companies to have the ability to begin recruiting and coaching new apprentices into the specialist expertise 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 commonplace, and associated tasks, which we’re persevering with to work on, it’s vital we proceed to put money into the way forward for the commerce.”