*For details on applying for the Graduate Scheme 2017 please see the apply page.
The Goldsmiths’ Company are keen to encourage and support the next generation of jewellers and silversmiths. To fulfil this we offer ten free stands on the Graduate Bursary Scheme at Goldsmiths’ Fair each year.
Winners of the bursary get a free stand at Goldsmiths’ Fair, a £1,500 grant to help prepare for the Fair, and an optional interest free silver bullion loan of up to £3,000. Previous recipients of the Graduate Bursary include Victoria Walker, Heather Woof and Miriam Hanid, amongst others.
The graduates also receive mentoring from the Goldsmiths’ Centre, helping the graduates to develop business plans and prepare for large exhibitions. The graduates are also given advice on their social media and web presence, as well as pricing strategies.
Each year of the Fair, a Best New Design Award is given in both weeks by a leading figure in the industry. Both recipients of the award are given a £1,000 prize to support them in their further development.