GIA (Gemological Institute of America) brings the gem and jewellery industry’s premier career event, the GIA Jewellery Career Fair, to the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London on April 23, 2018 for the first time in Europe. Since 1991, GIA’s Jewellery Career Fair has offered those interested in starting or furthering a career in the gem and jewellery industry the unique opportunity to hear from leading industry professionals, receive one-on-one career coaching from experienced insiders, and discuss job opportunities with recruiters from companies across the industry who are looking to hire. The event is free and open to the public; anyone interested in attending is encouraged to register before the event at GIA.edu/career-fair-registration-form.
Registration will open for GIA’s London Jewellery Career Fair at 12:30 p.m., the event will kick off at 1:00 p.m. and go until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23. Recruiting and one-on-one career coaching will take place from 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Industry leaders Mike Asscher, vice president of renowned diamond house Royal Asscher; Nadja Swarovski, member of the executive board of Swarovski, the world’s leading creator of crystal jewellery; and Michael Wainwright, managing director of Boodles, the family-owned luxury jeweller and jewellery designer group founded in 1798, will open the event with a panel discussion “Job Success in Today’s Market” moderated by Mehdi Saadian, director of GIA’s London school.
Following the panel discussion, attendees will be able to meet one-on-one with industry coaches offering insight and advice on how to make one’s way in any facet of the trade. In addition, recruiters from companies including luxury retailers BVLGARI, KARIA Ltd. and Louis Vuitton will be available, with numerous positions to offer.
“We are thrilled to bring GIA’s Jewellery Career Fair to London. This one-of-a-kind event connects aspiring gem and jewellery professionals, as well as those looking to make a career change, with insight and diverse networking opportunities for success in the industry,” said Kathryn Kimmel, GIA senior vice president and chief marketing officer, and co-founder of the GIA Jewellery Career Fair. “In addition to finding careers, job seekers can find inspiration and learn from the experiences of the accomplished professionals speaking at the event.”
Employers interested in recruiting at this year’s Career Fair can sign up online at GIA.edu/career-fair-recruiter-sign-up or by contacting GIA’s Career Services office at +1 760-603-4542.
GIA hosted its first Jewellery Career Fair in 1991 in Santa Monica, California, USA. Since then, the event has expanded and linked gem and jewellery companies with future employees at more than 60 events in India, Las Vegas, New York, GIA World Headquarters in Carlsbad and now London. For more information visit GIA.edu/career-fair-london-day-at-a-glance.