Careers at Beards

Are you passionate about fine jewellery and watches and believe in delivering exceptional customer service? We want to hear from you! At Beards we take immense pride in our team, from the goldsmiths and watchmakers to the sales consultants. We’ve been family-run since 1804 so we know that every team member is important and with excellent remuneration packages, staff discounts and training schemes, you are one step away from becoming part of the Beards family.

Current vacancies:

Job Description – Senior Goldsmith (Full-Time) Competitive Salary 

As senior goldsmith, your role is to produce fine jewellery and accessories, to quote for and to carry out jewellery repairs, and to maintain machinery and equipment in the workshop. You will create jewellery and accessories that are in line with the brand image, within the target margins and produced in a timely fashion, ensuring all designs are created to the designer’s specification limiting the need for rebuilding.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Quoting/estimates for repairs to client’s jewellery items
  • Mounting both core product, repairs and bespoke pieces
  • Polishing all finished items
  • Jobbing work such as retipping, resizing, reshanking
  • Ordering and allocating components
  • Laser welding
  • Communicating with outworkers and suppliers
  • Communicating with the Aftersales Department
  • Communicating with the Design Department to assist with CAD builds
  • Managing incoming/outgoing work
  • Maintaining workshop, equipment and tools
  • Assisting with stocktakes
  • Storing of jewellery/jobbing work into the safe every night, taking responsibility for the security of the safe
  • Model making designs in wax/clay as required
  • Reducing errors and mistakes at the design stage to limit waste
  • Ensuring the audit trail on EPOS and Back Office is up to date for the location/status of jewellery and repairs
  • Managing own workload, ensuring work is completed on time
  • Responsible for sweeps, lemel and scrap
  • Model making for masters
  • Handmaking jewellery
  • Liaising with and preparing work for the setter
  • Negotiating competitive prices with supplier
  • Ensuring workshop costs are in line with KPI’s
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the Workshop
  • Training junior members of the workshop team

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Job Description – Goldsmith Apprentice (Full-Time) Competitive Salary 

Creative, passionate, dedicated and interested in learning an exquisite craft? Raise your hand if that’s you.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about learning a skill and is keen to be involved in all areas of workshop life. There is no previous experience required, only an ambition to learn and to develop. As a goldsmith apprentice, you will help with the day-to-day running of the Jewellery Workshop. Our craft requires time and dedication, it could take between 2-5 years to progress to a Junior Goldsmith, depending on the individuals own ability to learn, so candidates should be sure that this is the trade in which they would like to grow.

The apprenticeship training will include daily one-to-one time with a senior goldsmith, weekly and monthly creation tasks and quarterly reviews of development and skill. Basic duties will include making of buff sticks, administrative tasks, and maintenance of the workshop tools and machinery.

Tools will be provided.

The apprenticeship will begin with basic tool maintenance and how to create important personal tools such as buff sticks, and will develop further to cover filling, desprewing and cleaning up castings. Over the course of the first few months we would anticipate the apprentice to have learned how to drill, how to use the polishing mops, and have a basic understanding of soldering.

Skills that will be taught in the first 12 months:

  • Soldering
  • Laser-welding
  • Resizing rings
  • Mounting jewellery
  • Wax carving
  • Polishing
  • Creating tools for the trade

This apprenticeship is aimed at 16-17 year olds and will be a full-time position in our Cheltenham workshop

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Not seen a suitable vacancy? We are always interested in hearing from talented individuals so please send us your CV by emailing