Jewellery Workshop and Retail Assistant Intern with ZD Jewellery Design

ZD Jewellery is an emerging jewellery brand based in Scotland and was created in 2009 by design graduate Zoe Duthie. The brand specialises in creating handmade precious metal jewellery collections as well as privately commissioned designs.

Location: Forfar, Angus

£7.85 per hour. Part-time, 15 hours per week for 16 weeks (between Tuesday and Saturday)
Ideal start date beginning of April 2015

As a Workshop and Retail Assistant at ZD Jewellery Design your main duties will fall within two remits:

Workshop duties:

• Assisting in the workshop with various stages of jewellery production including soldering, cleaning, polishing of gold, silver and costume jewellery.

• Working on commissioned orders and repairs.

Retail duties:

• Working on display and shop layout

• Rotating stock

• Dealing with customers, including making sales, discussing jewellery in stock, and giving advice relating to purchases or repairs.

• Any other elements relating to the shop environment.

This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate to gain new experience in a jewellery retail environment.

(This role is on a self-employed basis. Please note that you will be invoicing Adopt an Intern as a freelance/consultant. This is a very simple, uncomplicated process. You will also be advised to register as self-employed with HMRC if you are not already registered. Please note, students in Scotland on a Tier 4 Visa are not permitted to be self-employed and therefore will not be considered for this role.)


The ideal intern will have a background in jewellery design with an interest in developing their skills. You will be confident in your existing jewellery skills and be able to carry out day to day workshop jobs. You will be organised, creative and professional in your appearance. You will be a strong communicator who is comfortable dealing with members of the public, selling and giving advice.


Closing date for applications is 8 March 2015, 5pm

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated. 

This Adopt an Intern funded internship has been made possible through the financial support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with match funding from the Scottish Government.  It is part of a "Business Growth Programme" supporting the third sector, micro businesses and SMEs and contributes to our wider focus of boosting economic stability by investing in graduates.  These are paid, meaningful, capacity-building internships, with monitored outcomes.



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