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 Degree 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 information and expertise essential to formally cross 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: protecting casting, silversmithing, mounting, stone setting, engraving, enamelling, sprucing/ending, CAD/CAM and lapidary. Apprenticeship coaching is at present supplied by the British Academy of Jewelry.

Ben Massey, principal officer, stated, “That is unbelievable 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 expertise areas required after a three-year hiatus.

“On the Affiliation, we’re proud to help 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 essential we proceed to spend money on the way forward for the commerce.”