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.
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.find out more
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.find out more
"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"
Frequently Asked Questions
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When does the H&I Craft Academy run?
We run two intakes per year. The first runs from July for 8 weeks and the second runs from the end of January.
Who can apply?
Third year students studying a relevant silversmith or jewellery degree in Scotland can apply. If you are not in third year, please register your interest for a future intake. Please note: our winter intake is open to students from the Edinburgh College of Art only.
How long is the internship?
The internship will run between six and twelve weeks dependent on availability.
What qualifications or skills do I need to apply?
You must be a third year student about to embark on your fourth year of study. Our winter intake is open to Edinburgh College of Art students only.
Where will my time be spent?
The internship will see you work predominantly within the silversmith department, a team of four enthusiastic, brilliant young people. You will also work with the goldsmiths, hand-engravers, polishers and wider team on occasion.
What will I be paid?
You will be paid living wage during our time with us.
What other benefits will I receive?
You will receive £1,500 towards your final project, payable via your university, a H&I Craft Academy certificate to show completion of the internship and employment reference for future opportunities.
How do I apply?
Please send your CV and cover letter to us by clicking the apply button. You will then be invited to an interview stage with our workshop manager.
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