We speak with Birmingham BA Horology Students looking to take their next steps in the world of clockmaking
Yesterday a couple of us from Smiths headed down to Birmingham for the annual School of Jewellery Employability Fair where we met with students from the BA Horology Course, headed up by Jeremy Hobbins, and heard from the students about the projects they are working on and the horological skills they’ve acquired in the last three years.
It was great to experience the energy of the students in the room for various subjects relating to jewellery, and especially those studying horology who are looking to make the most of their skills and contribute to the job of looking after Britain’s public as well as private clocks.
We are encouraged to see that the future of clockmaking looks optimistic with so many students – an increasing number – enrolling for the BA Horology course each year and learning from tutors who have spent years honing their craft. We look forward to continuing the dialogue with the faculty and the individual students, as they progress on their journey, and offering opportunities for current and graduated students when they crop up at the right time.