How do I apply to be an apprentice?
Click the “Apply Now” link. You’ll be asked to provide:
What are the basic requirements to be considered?
What will I learn and have exposure to?
The apprentice program teaches all aspects of jewelry making—from use of jewelry tools to simple cutting and forming, to soldering, complex fabrication, gem-setting and any additional concepts that relate to making fine body jewelry. Project-based teaching including personal projects, and eventually working on BVLA orders.
How long is the program and what happens after?
The Future Stars Apprentice Program lasts for 12 months and is considered full-time employment with benefits (medical, 401K, etc.), as per our normal employee guidelines. It takes place in our DTLA Studios.
After 12 months, applicants will be considered for full-time, permanent employment with BVLA, if they are deemed to have met a certain skill level and all parties agree it is a good fit.
How often are new apprentices accepted into the program?
Currently we are accepting four apprentices per year—but hope to expand shortly.
Our program focuses on nurturing new talent and developing from within, all while providing opportunities to those who need it most.
There is no set timing: we add, as needed, over the course of the year.
BVLA greatly appreciates your interest. We will respond directly to applicants we deem to be a good fit. There is no need to follow up, unless we reach out to you.
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