Once again, Contemporary British Silversmiths was delighted to participate in Make Your Mark at the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office on the 1st and 2nd November 2016 to offer advice to students and graduates on a career in silversmithing.
Make Your Mark is the UK’s biggest careers event for apprentices and students of jewellery and allied trades. Following the huge success of the events in 2014 and 2015 the event was extended over two days and delivered even more inspiration, advice and networking opportunities.
Make Your Mark is a completely free tutor–student event open to apprentices, and anyone studying on a UK-based precious-metal-related course (full- or part-time) whether at degree level or on a short adult education or private tutored course.
Led by the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office, and supported by the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Goldsmiths’ Centre, the event provided a packed programme of inspiring talks from leading figures in the trade, live demos, an exhibition of entries into the new Make Your Mark Award, careers advice and much more besides.
Theo Fennell, one of Britain’s leading jewellery designers, and Michael Wainwright, Managing Director of Boodles and Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company, gave the keynote speeches, underlining their commitment to nurturing talent and the future of a great British trade.