We are delighted to announce an exciting opening for a Trainee Watchmaker.
As Trainee Watchmaker for Beaverbrooks, you will have previous experience of working with watches and the ability to demonstrate a strong level of knowledge and understanding of mechanical and automatic watches.
The fantastic opportunity starts with a year of full-time training (Monday to Friday) at the British School of Watchmaking in Sale, Manchester on the WOSTEP 1800 hours course. On successful completion of the course and successfully achieving the WOSTEP qualification, the role will then be based at our ROLEX accredited showroom in Preston, Lancashire.
The cost of the course (£9000) and tool kit (priced at £2,110) will be fully funded by Beaverbrooks and the training year fully paid, with benefits. The course and toolkit fees cover all essential tools, training materials and examinations necessary to complete the course.
The training course is based in Sale, Manchester so the successful applicant will already live in or be prepared to relocate to a commutable distance. The start date for the course is January 2022.
Following the successful completion of the course, the position will then progress to a service watchmaker role working alongside Senior watchmakers, gaining workshop experience, and working towards attaining ROLEX and other brand accreditations.
Working times of the course are Monday-Thursday: 8am – 5pm & Friday 8am – 4pm. From year 2, once the course has finished, flexibility to work over 7 days will be required.
For more information on the initial 12 month course, please see www.britishschoolofwatchmaking.co.uk
Following completion of the WOSTEP 1800, the role will include the following:
•Servicing and repairs on a variety of luxury brands and their automatic and quartz movements.
•Carrying out refurbishment of precious metals and stainless-steel cases and bracelets
•Achieving workload targets within agreed timeframes to contribute to achievement of department targets.
•Conducting and supporting training of trainee watchmakers and technicians for all aspects of watch servicing and repairs
•Developing and maintaining in depth relevant brand and product knowledge
•Attending in house and brand training
•Maintaining a high standard of work and keeping returns to a minimum.
•Supporting Lead Watchmaker
The Ideal Candidate
•Grade C or above in GCSE in English, Maths and one science topic – this is a compulsory for BSOW course entry
•Previous experience of working with watches
•The ability to demonstrate a strong level of knowledge and understanding of mechanical and automatic watches
•A genuine passion for luxury watches and a long-term Watchmaker career in mind within the North West region
•Ability to pass the application process for the WOSTEP 1800 course which will include an interview process and a series of tests including mathematics and psychometric.
•Capable of following specific instructions to the letter and have a fantastic attention to detail.
•Ability to work as an individual and as part of a team
•Strong communication skills
•Patience and determination
•Capable of learning quickly
•Ability to prioritise workload
•The skill and dexterity to work with small technical components.