H&I Craft Academy

Applications are Now Open

The H&I Craft Academy has been created to help further the future of craft, offering talented individuals the opportunity to kick start their future and take part in a series of internships and apprenticeships. Applications for our 8-week paid silversmith internship, starting in July, is open to all third year students on a BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing Course in Scotland, resulting in a Hamilton & Inches recognised qualification and £1,500 grant.

In 2022, to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, we are also proud to announce a search for a polisher who will be offered a four year paid apprenticeship.

Be part of something unique. Find out more about both opportunities, and apply, below.

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Current Opportunities

h&i craft academy 8-Week Silversmith Internship

If you are a third year student on a Scottish BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmith course, you can apply for an 8-week paid for silversmithing internship starting in July culminating in a £1500 grant.

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h&i craft academy 4-Year Apprenticeship

To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022, we are looking for an apprentice polisher to join the team for four years. Find out more about the role and apply below.

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Qualification

h&i academy Our 2022 Prospectus

Download the 2022 H&I Craft Academy Prospectus, offering insight into the application process, what you will learn during your time with us and more information about our workshops and team.

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The World of Hamilton & Inches

Hamilton & Inches has been a premiere Edinburgh destination for hand-crafted silver, fine jewellery and premium watches since we opened our doors in 1866. As a proud Royal Warrant Holder, we have been found at 87 George Street since 1952 and are incredibly proud of our Grade-A Listed showroom, workshops, service department and more.

Hamilton & Inches has been a premiere Edinburgh destination for hand-crafted silver, fine jewellery and premium watches since we opened our doors in 1866. As a proud Royal Warrant Holder, we have been found at 87 George Street since 1952 and are incredibly proud of our Grade-A Listed showroom, workshops, service department and more.

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FAQs

How many internships are open each year? Am I eligible? How long does each internship last? Find all the answers to our most commonly asked questions below.

"I joined the H&I team in 2018 following a tour of the workshops during my third year at University. I left that day knowing exactly where I wanted to work. - Jenna Watson, Goldsmith"

Meet the Team

Our team of craftspeople are all experts in their field, on hand to ensure you get the most out of our time with Hamilton & Inches.

meet the team

Our Recent Graduates

Our recent graduates of the H&I Craft Academy share their experience and what they have learned from their time working with Hamilton & Inches.

recent graduates

Our Partners

We are lucky to work with a number of partners who help support the H&I Craft Academy including the Edinburgh College of Art and more.

our partners

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