|Fine Trades and Craft
Do you like the finer things in life? Do you have the patience to make items that require precision, skill and manual dexterity?
Jewellery, watches, clocks, safes, master key systems, door and window locks, keys, prescription and contact lenses, spectacles, musical instruments, stained glass and lead lighting – all of these smaller manufactured items require specialised skills and attention to detail – and often a steady pair of hands!
The Fine Trades offer opportunities for those wanting to train as Jewellers, Locksmiths, Watch and Clock Makers, Optical Mechanics, Time Technologists and Instrument Makers. Much of the work is small-scale, intricate, and because one person tends to work on one product from start to finish, very satisfying.
With most of the Fine Trades and Crafts sector self-employed, picking up skills in this area would be a great start to eventually owning your own business.