Design and Service Center Apprentice Jeweler
Apprentice Jeweler (Former Employee) – Ohio – November 5, 2018
Previous head/set stone experience? Great! You'll be taking a Bench Test to determine your rating ($$) as a jeweler.
You'll be considered an intro C jeweler if you can manage the basics of chain repair (including hinges), ring upsizing, ring downsizing, tightening and setting of basic stones.
If you can't manage that or are too slow you'll spend around 2+ years as an Apprentice running polishing, clerical work, and perhaps the rare opportunity to sit at the bench to learn something new granted that your chores are done (they rarely will be unless you have other competent Apprentices). They'll dangle the carrot of advancement into classes to become a jeweler in front of you to keep you excited in your position as long as possible.
Quality of atmosphere varies greatly depending on your shop team. If you have a great team you'll have a rewarding experience.
Plenty of room for learning and advancement... question is when.
Quality of career depends on the team you're assigned to