I may be going out on a limb here, but a limb is the best place to
After taking an interest of late in the art of Jewellery making, and
reading the many posts offered by the Orchid Community, and also
reading several articles and books I have found at my local library,
I’ve decided to take my interest to the next level. I’m currently
unemployed, and the job prospects in my current industry field are
few and far between (considering the insummountable number of
co-applicants for IT Helpdesks). I am now interested in commencing
a Jewellery Apprenticeship (even though here in australia it is the
longest period apprenticeship on offer, at 5 years).
My question is where do I start?
Apprenticeships are the big thing the Australian Government is
pushing, however when I called their helpdesk for I was
told that it all depended on finding an employer. So how could I
approach Jewellers, or Manufacturers for an apprenticeshi?
Should I be asking about an apprenticeship with them or should I
send my resume, along with a cover letter to various Jewellers in the
area. Or do I go through other channels first.
I will be calling back the “New Apprenticeships Hotline” tomorrow
and asking these questions, but if anyone here has any suggestions I
would appreciate it.
Even though I dont have alot of experience in jewellery making as
yet, reading what I have so far has only “soldered” my interest in
this career, and I just want to get on with it now.
Perth, Western Australia