Laings is a prestigious family-run jewellers with a legacy spanning over 180 years. Established in 1840 and now safely in the hands of the sixth generation of the Laing family, Laings is one of the largest independent jewellery businesses in the UK. With seven showrooms across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Southampton, and Cardiff, Laings offers an expertly curated selection of fine jewellery and luxury watches from some of the world’s most prestigious brands.

We are excited to unveil our first Watchmaking Workshop in Southampton and have an exciting new opening for a suitably qualified and enthusiastic Watchmaker. In our pivotal Watchmaker role, you will support our dynamic and growing Services business along with our long-term vision of investing in our heritage and keeping unique skills alive. Our state-of-the-art Watchmaking Workshop is complete with sophisticated equipment, visible from within our luxurious new Showroom.

Despite an everchanging landscape, Laings continues to invest in its future. Over the coming years, the company will embark on a journey of evolution to challenge jewellery and watch retail experiences – bringing innovation to different touchpoints of the business, while never forgetting the deep-rooted heritage that anchors the Laings story.

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A Career as Unique as You Are

Main purpose of our Watchmaker position is to provide efficient and high-skilled watch services for our clients. Furthermore, you will be responsible for effective daily communications with our instore service departments and store colleagues to ensure the best quality for our customers. Our luxury brand portfolio ensures our Watchmaker the opportunity to work on quality timepieces, to support our newly expanded Southampton Showroom.

You will be well supported and become a respected colleague within our broader Laings Watchmaking community. We invite you to meet our wonderful team of artisans here.

Our Watchmakers assist Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours a week, we offer flexibility with start and finish times daily.

We encourage and invite Watchmakers UK wide to apply for our opportunity as we are delighted to offer relocation assistance.

Here Is How We See Your Role:

  • Complete services of modern wristwatches across several mechanical calibres.
  • Re-finishing of cases and bracelets in both stainless steel and precious metals.
  • Interact with clients to support of our Services team and carry out part jobs to enhance the customer experience.
  • Work independently within the workshop and keep it tidy and clean.
  • Manage your workflow to meet deadlines effectively.

The Perfect Person We are Looking for Must Have:

  • A qualification in watchmaking or evidence of experience within the field.
  • Experience in servicing mechanical watch movements with a focus on excellence and quality.
  • An enthusiastic and positive outlook.
  • Proven organisational skills.
  • Ability to work well on your own and effectively manage your time and productivity whilst at work.
  • A technically minded approach with a proven track record of working meticulously and accurately.

Why Laings?

We are focused on creating an inclusive culture that nurtures individuality, personal and professional growth, contributing to driving our proud legacy of Laings. Our principles of culture are based on mutual respect, honesty, and trust, to foster an environment ensuring that our passionate employees feel inspired every day.

From unrivalled industry training to discounts on some of the UK leading retailers, Laings has built our approach to benefits around our employees to ensure their happiness, health, and wellbeing. Our benefits are also flexible, meaning that employees can choose benefits to match their individual needs through our bespoke benefits platform.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer who encourages candidates from a wide range of backgrounds.

Please submit your application to our Talent team at:

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