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Watchmaker

Watchmaker

Date Posted: 29/09/2020
Location: Stamford, Lincolnshire
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We are busy and have a full time, permanent vacancy for a watchmaker in Stamford.

We assume you would be part qualified, fully qualified, and/or experienced. The work is exciting, exacting and varied, from restoration of ancient watches to making new ones. It is also an amazing opportunity to explore the inner mechanisms of watches and to carry out jewelling, springing, and many other skills rarely developed.

Working in a small team of highly skilled and enthusiastic folk, you would be with our senior watchmaker (25 years’ experience — ten of them here).

We offer the right pay for the right candidate.

Stamford is one of England’s finest stone towns; a stunning place to live and work (our riverside workshops date back to the 1580s), away from the care and expense of city life and yet central and 75 minutes from London.

Please email robertloomes@gmail.com for details.

Clock Mechanic

Clock Mechanic

Date Posted: 19/08/2020
Location: London
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Job Title:  Clock Mechanic (Multi skilled)

Salary: £29,876 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 36 hours per week

Closing date: 30 September 2020 at 23:55 pm

 

Parliament and the Palace of Westminster is one of the most iconic and significant estates portfolios in the world. It is home to one of the busiest parliaments, operating on a World Heritage site which attracts visitors from all over the globe, with more than a million people passing through its doors each year.

 

The Parliamentary Maintenance Team serves both the Commons & Lords carrying out reactive maintenance requests on the Parliamentary Estate.  The in-house craft team consist of some 45 craft persons and assistants ranging from electricians and plumbers to upholsterers and locksmiths etc who provide a day to day reactive repair service across the estate.  The team also provides support for large ceremonial events such as State Opening of Parliament.

We are currently recruiting a multi skilled Clock Mechanic. You will work as part of a team of three Clock Mechanics based on the Parliamentary estate in Westminster. Your role will be helping to maintain our grade one listed buildings and UNESCO world heritage site including the Great Clock as well as all the other clocks on the parliamentary estate. The role is varied as we provide a comprehensive service to the estate; servicing clocks, rebuilding clocks, repairing clocks (including turret clocks) and winding clocks are just a few examples of the types of work you would be expected to undertake in this role. We have well equipped workshops to support you in your work.

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

 

  • Level 3 Horology qualification and /or Membership of the BHI
  • Capability of carrying out Horology services on a large estate on a listed building
  • Must have a understanding of methods/constraints when working in a building that is occupied, issues when working on listed buildings
  • Good communications skills with the ability to relating to team members and customers whilst upholding the values of equality, diversity and inclusion. Communicating ideas to stake holders to resolve problems with a broad range of people at all

 

Benefits

Annual leave starting at 30 days pro rata

Civil Service Pension scheme

Interest-free season ticket loan

Discounted membership of the in-house gym

For more information on the role and to apply please visit https://www.parliament.uk/about/working/jobs/

Trainee Watchmaker

Trainee Watchmaker

With progression to a WOSTEP qualification

Date Posted: 19/08/2020
Location: Manchester, later Lancashire
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Salary: £18,137.60 per annum during full time 12-month training period progressing to circa £25k on successful completion of 1800 WOSTEP qualification.

Location: Manchester

Contract: Full time, permanent

We are delighted to announce an exciting opening for a Trainee Watchmaker.

The fantastic opportunity starts with a year of full-time training (Monday to Friday) at the British School of Watchmaking in Sale, Manchester on the WOSTEP 1800 hours course. On successful completion of the course and successfully achieving the WOSTEP qualification, the role will then be based at our ROLEX accredited showroom in Preston, Lancashire.

The cost of the course (£9,000) and tool kit (priced at £2,110) will be fully funded by Beaverbrooks and the training year fully paid, with benefits. The course and toolkit fees cover all essential tools, training materials and examinations necessary to complete the course.

The training course is based in Sale, Manchester so the successful applicant will already live in or be prepared to relocate to a commutable distance.

Following the successful completion of the course, the position will then progress to a service watchmaker role working alongside Senior watchmakers, gaining workshop experience, and working towards attaining ROLEX and other brand accreditations.

Please note that interview dates are planned and you will need to be available for the following:

  • 1st stage – 15 / 16 September
  • 2nd stage – 17 or 18 September
  • British School of Watchmaking online test – completion by Monday 20 September

The closing date for external applicants is Friday 4 September.

 

Main Responsibilities

For more information on the initial 12 month course, please see www.britishschoolofwatchmaking.co.uk

Following completion of the WOSTEP 1800, the role will include the following:

  • Servicing and repairs on a variety of luxury brands and their automatic and quartz movements.
  • Carrying out refurbishment of precious metals and stainless-steel cases and bracelets
  • Achieving workload targets within agreed timeframes to contribute to achievement of department targets.
  • Conducting and supporting training of trainee watchmakers and technicians for all aspects of watch servicing and repairs
  • Developing and maintaining in depth relevant brand and product knowledge
  • Attending in house and brand training
  • Maintaining a high standard of work and keeping returns to a minimum.
  • Supporting Lead Watchmaker

 

The Ideal Candidate

  • Grade C or above in GCSE in English, Maths and one science topic – this is a compulsory for BSOW course entry
  • A genuine passion for luxury watches and a long-term Watchmaker career in mind within the North West region
  • Ability to pass the application process for the WOSTEP 1800 course which will include an interview process and a series of tests including mathematics and psychometric.
  • Capable of following specific instructions to the letter and have a fantastic attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work as an individual and as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Patience and determination
  • Capable of learning quickly
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • The skill and dexterity to work with small technical components.

 

Why Beaverbrooks?

We’re a family business. And you can tell that when you get here. It feels like family.

From the very smallest details to the big important things. You’ll feel it in the warm and familiar way we talk to each other and you’ll feel it in the way we engage with the wider community, too.

As a company – we’re true to our word. When we say we’re going to do something, we go all out to do it. And every individual is truly valued.

Established in 1919 we now have 70 stores across the UK and provide exceptional quality diamonds, jewellery and watches as well as top name brands such as TAG Heuer, Omega, Breitling, Tudor, Gucci and Vivienne Westwood.

We pride ourselves on the work we do for local communities. We donate 20 per cent of retained profits to charity and since the year 2000, Beaverbrooks has donated in excess of £15 million to over 750 different charities.

We were awarded ‘Employer of the Year’ in The UK Jewellery Awards 2019 and have featured in The Sunday Times Top 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ for 16 consecutive years –ranking number 9 in 2020. Recently further recognition has also been received at the Retail Week Awards 2020, where we were awarded ‘Best Place To Work’.

To apply, please visit https://recruitment.beaverbrooks.co.uk/members/?j=665

General Watch and Clockmaker

General Watch and Clockmaker

Part Time (three days a week)

Date Posted: 4/3/2020
Location: North Essex
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A General Watch and Clockmaker is being sought for a busy North Essex market town jewellers, three days a week.

Basic watch and clock repairing skills are required.

Full/Supplementary training can be given.

Good pay package.

Immediate start available.

Please contact 01371 872369 or email peter.clocks@btinternet.com

Watch Repairer/Technician

Watch Repairer/Technician

Date Posted: 2/3/2020
Location: London
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Due to the expansion of our company, we require a highly motivated watch repairer/technician to do full services, movement exchanges and partial repairs to watches.

Swissmade Ltd is an official Service Centre based in London for Ebel, Baume and Mercier and has brand accreditation level 3 for Omega, Longines and Tissot. The Managing Director is an accredited Rolex repairer. We also specialise in repairing high quality timepieces.

If you would like to know more about Swissmade, please visit our website. If you are interested in this position, please forward your CV to info@swissmade.co.uk

 

Watch Technicians

Watch Technicians

Date Posted: 27/2/2020
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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Breitling has established a global reputation for high-precision timepieces with a pio­neering role in the development of the wrist chron­ograph, and its uncompromising commitment to design excellence. Breitling manufactures its own movements in-house and the quality of every watch is confirmed by its status as a COSC-certified chro­nometer, made in Switzerland.

We are looking for talented Watch Technicians to join our dedicated aftersales workshop team in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Key duties:

  • To fit dials and hands to movements after they have been serviced and re-case on all models.
  • Carry out maintenance services, movement adjustments and partial repairs on all Breitling models.
  • Working with the team to meet agreed weekly production levels whilst maintaining the highest levels of quality and standards as expected by Breitling.

You will need a proven track record of working on luxury watches, preferably trained to Quartz Technician level, and a passion for quality.

We offer you ongoing in-house training, flexible working hours, competitive salary, 23 days holiday per year, pension and healthcare.

When you work at Breitling, you have the opportunity to join a dedicated team ready to take on challenges and to contribute actively to our legendary future. You will have the opportunity to challenge yourself, expand your horizons and grow in your professional career.

Please send your CV to katie.christian@breitling.com

 

Curator, The British Museum

Curator, The British Museum

Date Posted: 20/2/2020
Location: London
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The British Museum is seeking a Curator to assist in the curation and specialist conservation in the horology section of the Department of Britain, Europe & Prehistory. This is a rare opportunity to work closely with one of the world’s finest collection of clocks, watches and scientific instruments.

The successful candidate will be a Graduate or Accredited Member of the British Horological Institute (MBHI or FBHI) or equivalent, with proven practical ability in the conservation and care of clocks and watches.

To apply please access the job through the British Museum website. See ‘Curator: Horology’.

Salary: £25,918

Deadline: noon, 12 March 2020

 

Repair Business For Sale

Repair Business For Sale

Flexible Ownership Opportunities

Date Posted: 12/02/2020
Location: Devon
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Prime position in a busy Devon village near local beaches and beauty spots.

For 30 years, this business has been repairing watches, clocks and jewellery in south Devon. With the founder now retiring, a new owner is required to continue providing the quality service that customers have come to expect from the established and well-respected company.

As well as freehold, lock-up premises, the business has a fully equipped workshop, sales area, upstairs storage and a large stock of watch materials and equipment. Outworkers are available for clock and jewellery repairs.

To find out more, please email ewr1@hotmail.co.uk  .