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Jeweller - Retail

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A jeweller (retail) sells jewellery, clocks, watches and silverware. They may also carry out basic jewellery repair or cleaning services.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

As of 1 April 2018 the National Minimum Wage is £4.20 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £5.90 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.38 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £7.83 for workers aged 25 and over.

This may rise to £8.00 an hour with experience. Salaries can increase with commission earned on sales.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
8330
2.8 %
RISE
2023
8560
  United Kingdom
2018
84263
3.4 %
FALL
2023
81519

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Creative and Cultural Skills website has a careers section called Creative Choices which covers careers information, jobs and opportunities in jewellery, including retailing.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Horological Institute Ltd
Tel: 01636 813795
E-mail: info@bhi.co.uk
Website: http://www.bhi.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clockandwatchuk/

British Retail Consortium (BRC)
Tel: 020 7854 8900
E-mail: info@brc.org.uk
Website: http://www.brc.org.uk
Twitter: @the_brc

Creative and Cultural Skills
E-mail: edinburgh@ccskills.org.uk
Website: http://www.ccskills.org.uk/
Website (2): https://ccskills.org.uk/careers
Twitter: @CCskills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ccskills

Creative and Cultural Skills is the Sector Skills Council for advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, music, performing, literary and visual arts. Creative Choices is their career information website.

Gemmological Association of Great Britain
Tel: 020 7404 3334
E-mail: information@gem-a.com
Website: http://www.gem-a.com
Twitter: @GemAofGB
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GemAofGB

National Association of Jewellers
Tel: 0121 237 1110
E-mail: education@naj.co.uk
Website: http://www.naj.co.uk
Twitter: @UKNAJ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NationalAssociationofJewellers/

The National Association of Jewellers was formed in 2015 and incorporates the British Jewellers' Association. Jewellery and Allied Industries Training Council (JAITC) is a trade association supported by the British Jewellers' Association. Here you will find information about the craft of jewellery and jewellery courses throughout the country.

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