Under the Workforce Singapore’s Adapt and Grow initiative, in collaboration with the Jewellery Design and Management International School (JDMIS), the Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Jewellery Design & Marketing Professional is developed and rolled out to facilitate mid-career PMETs’ switch into the Jewellery industry.

Through the PCP, participants will receive job-matching support from JDMIS as well as training to equip job seekers with necessary skills and competencies in jewellery design, marketing and merchandising so that they can embark on a new career in the Jewellery sector.

The five-month-long PCP comprises of customised structured on-the-job training and 240 hours of facilitated classroom training.

Position and Candidate Requirements
The PCP programme is open to professionals from outside the jewellery industry or for new hires you have made within the past 3 months. Please help us understand your plans for the PCP candidate you want.

Information about your company to share with candidates
In this section, we ask for a little more information about your company, to help motivate good candidates to register and participate in the programme.

Terms of the PHP

Documentation Required for PHP

Once you have a suitable candidate, in order to start the PCP, you must submit the required documentation to JDMIS for WSG audit and approval. This includes:

  • Paper application form with signature
  • Company ACRA documentation
  • Employee Resume, NRIC and details
  • Job Description for Employee (you may refer to JDMIS sample documents for your convenience)
  • On-the-job-training activity plan (you may refer to JDMIS sample documents for your convenience)
  • Agreement to report on employee status following the conclusion of PCP programme
Terms and Conditions of PCP

Briefly:

  • You will need to employ this candidate with an employment contract
  • Employment period must be at least 10 months (5 months PCP+OJT & 5 months after the PCP programme)
  • You may bond your employee since you are investing in training
  • You must provide JDMIS with an OJT report at the conclusion of the PCP
  • You must provide status updates on the employee quarterly, for the first year of employment
Do you understand that in-school training is a mandatory part of the PCP?

Your PCP candidate will need to spend 2-3 days per week (or more if you choose the #SGUnited 'Excel'arated schedule in school, learning design, gemmology, marketing and merchandising skills. These schedules are subject to course availability and if the candidate is unable to reach 75% attendance they will not meet the mandatory requirement for funding - resulting in your being billed for full course fees and not receiving salary support.

Preparing your access to candidate management tool
JDMIS has prepared a candidate management tool to allow you to view and shortlist PCP candidates that enter the programme. You will need to create a password to access this system.

For Jewellery Design & Marketing Professional


Banner Dip FJD

Under the Workforce Singapore’s Adapt and Grow initiative, in collaboration with the Jewellery Design and Management International School (JDMIS), the Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Jewellery Design & Marketing Professional is developed and rolled out to facilitate mid-career PMETs’ switch into the Jewellery industry.

Through the PCP, participants will receive job-matching support from JDMIS as well as training to equip jobseekers with necessary skills and competencies in jewellery design, marketing and merchandising so that they can embark on a new career in Jewellery sector.The five-month long PCP comprises of customised structured on-the-job training and 240 hours of facilitated classroom training.

Employers:

Singapore-registered companies can connect directly with JDMIS to participate in this programme. Local employers receive 70%-90% training support and salary support for PCP candidates from WSG. Download Employer's brochure.

Employees:

If you are interested to enter the programme as an employee entering the jewellery field, please submit your application through the WSG CareersFuture.sg Portal.
Visit CareersFuture.sg

The PCP for Jewellery Design & Marketing Professional consists of the following modules:

JD100 - Creative Drawing and Essential Jewellery Knowledge
Develop expert jewellery design sketching & draughting skills. Learn creative variation with tracing techniques, importance of major forms in jewellery, drawing of gems, common jewellery components & findings. Includes all tools & materials. 30 hours.
JD200 - Technical Drawing & Counter Sketching
Focus on accurate technical drawing in different views for manufacturers as well as fast counter sketching in front of customers. Estimate jewellery costs and develop practical jewellery design skills. Includes tools & materials. 30 hours [Requires JD100]
DD100 - Fundamentals of Digital Jewellery Design (CAD)
Adopt industry-standard digital modelling tool Gemvision Matrix to create a wide range of fine jewellery with highly accurate gemstone settings, measurements and weights. Produce photo-realistic renderings as images for customers or portfolios. 30 Hours.
DD200 - Intermediate 3D Modelling & Gem Settings
Extend 3D modelling skills to include a wide range of customised shapes and forms for rings, pendants, earrings and more. Expand your repertoire of popular gemstone setting styles. Render videos for customers. 30 Hours [Requires JD200]
GT100 - Gem and Jewellery Trade Secrets
Discover the secrets of the jewellery trade: Learn gem origins & trade practices; handle an array of popular & lesser known gems available in today's markets. Understand valuation & comprehend the breath of this topic. Includes Tools & Materials 30 Hours
FT100 - Epic and Contemporary Trends
Explore significant periods in history that affected jewellery, gem & metal popularity. Take inspiration from the past to discover your favorite choices and identify how to combine your selections to produce your own unique style. 30 Hours.
MK100 - Traditional & New Media Marketing
The marketing of jewellery has many unique challenges associated with conveying quality and trust as well as many cultural differences to overcome. Students understanding jewellery marketing learn first about marketing fundamentals and learn to interpret statistics, trends and customer research. With this information, successful and failed marketing attempts are analysed and key concepts extracted and framed in a manner beneficial to businesses of all sizes.
ME100 - Storefront, Displays, Catalogues & Internet
Packaging, display and placement must be given as much thought and planning as the jewellery itself in order to effectively convey its quality and value. This class combines traditional visual merchandising concepts that apply to physical storefronts as well as branding concepts and catalogue and internet merchandising strategies. Students understand merchandising theory, performing thought experiments to place themselves in the consumer's frame of mind as they navigate a display.

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I require any experience to participate in this program?

No prior jewelry experience is required.

This PCP is intended for individuals from other industries to be able to enter into the jewelry industry and get a jump-start as productive team members.

You will be asked about your existing skills, because no employer is looking to hire just a ‘warm body’. They are looking to identify potential strong candidates that will likely shine when given a rare opportunity to enter our sparkling industry. Your background, your experience, and your enthusiasm for participating in our industry will make every bit of difference in terms of finding a great employer in this program.

What is the duration of the program?

The PCP will last 5 months.

During this time, you will spend approximately 2 days a week at school and three to four days a week working on the job with your employer. While you are on the job you will receive additional training as well as build experience with your employer's processes, customers and products.

By the end of the five month training program you will be ready to hit the ground running as a productive team member in a successful jewelry business.

What are the working days and working hours like?

This is not a question we can answer, since each employer has different expectations and requirements of their design and marketing professionals.

Since most jewelry companies involve aspects of retail, they will have activity every single day of the week including weekends and many operate “retail hours”. If you are involved in front-line activities such as merchandising and dealing with customers, then you should expect to have the flexibility to work within the hours that your employer needs you.

Generally, candidates should expect 5½ to 6 day work weeks, consisting of not more than 44 hours a week. Especially early on, employers will be looking for candidates to be flexible with their work schedules so as to be able to maximise their learning opportunities and exposure to our industry.

Will I get paid during the training program?

Yes, as part of the PCP arrangement, you will start employment with your new employer and will be paid from day one. Your employer understands that you will need some days of classroom training, but they will not deduct pay for the days that you are away from work to complete your classroom training.

Will I be required to serve a bond?

Your employer is investing heavily in your training and development.

The Singapore government, too, is investing heavily in your growth and entry into the jewelry industry.

You should expect your employer to request a one-year bond in order to help them have confidence in your commitment to this industry. If you have questions about your employer's requirements, we recommend you speak with potential employers directly.

Before you sign your employment contract if you would like to request our opinion on the requirements of you as an employee, we are happy to support PCP candidates with our advice and feedback. You may also reach out to the SkillsFuture Singapore Career Centers for their advice before you sign your employment contract.

How do I know if I have been selected to participate?

After your application through the CareersFuture portal, your resume will be available to potential employers within 1-2 working days. You will be asked to submit additional information to help employers better understand your motivations and select the right candidate. If you complete this information you will have a better chance of standing out to the potential employers.

This PCP is ongoing hence there isn't a specific time limit where you will know if you were selected to participate or not.

Employers are looking at candidate resumes each day and are reaching out to interview potential employees as and when employment opportunities arise within their organizations. The stronger your application, and personal statement, the more likely you are to receive interview requests from employers.

You will not receive a rejection notice until the close of the programme in 2021.

What can I do to make sure I get a good position within this PCP program?

There are several things you can do:

If you are not familiar with the jewelry industry, you should find out more about our industry! This will help you be prepared when you interview with potential employers. You can do this by attending some of JDMIS’ free webinars, by visiting the JDMIS YouTube page to learn more about designing and manufacturing and by monitor the activities and events that we run at the school so as to keep better connected to the jewelry industry.

Beyond the getting to know our industry before you start interviewing with your potential employers, you will also have to think carefully about your personal statements that are shared with the employers. These personal statements show your creativity and commitment to joining our unique industry. A compelling and relevant personal statement will engage your employer and ensure they are enthusiastic about having you join their team!

How do I apply?

You must begin by visiting the MyCareersFuture website:

https://conversion.mycareersfuture.sg/Portal/ProgramDetails.aspx?ProgID=P00000467

This will start the process. We cannot accept applications from outside the MyCareerFuture portal.

What if I want to withdraw from the programme?

We cannot process verbal, email or sms request to withdraw from the programme. To remove your profile from our matching system, you will need to log into MySkillsFuture using your SingPass and update your status in the PCP programme to ‘Withdrawn’.

Banner Dip FJDWant to work in the jewellery industry? In Singapore and abroad, trained jewellery designers need to understand their customers, and produce contemporary, fashionable designs, but also need to be able to confidently communicate with their clients and convey the excitement and value of the jewellery they produce.

The JDMIS Fine jewellery design programme gives you the skills and knowledge to excel as a fine jewellery designer!

Become a Fine Jewellery Designer

In today's competitive jewellery industry, the only way to excel is through unique and saleable design. No longer can a jewellery designer work independently of the manufacturer and retailer; successful designers understand their materials and gems, know about style, trends and fashion, and must produce stunningly beautiful, but also wearable, commercially practical jewels.

By becoming a Certified Fine Jewellery Designer, take the reigns to a creative and diverse career in the jewellery field.

With great emphasis on experiential learning, graduates have knowledge, style and a complete professional portfolio to highlight their broad range of design competencies. Detailed projects leave graduates confident and primed for success.

Certified Fine Jewellery Designers:

  • work as designers in the jewellery industry
  • enter and win International competitions
  • provide freelance design consultations
  • design jewellery before making it themselves
  • develop their own brands and jewellery lines

The Fine Jewellery Design Diploma consists of the following modules:

JD100 - Jewellery Design 1
Creative Drawing & Essentials


Develop expert jewellery design sketching & draughting skills. Learn creative variation with tracing techniques, importance of major forms in jewellery, drawing of gems, common jewellery components & findings. Includes all tools & materials. 30 hours.

 

JD200 - Jewellery Design 2
Technical Drawing & Sketching


Focus on accurate technical drawing in different views for manufacturers as well as fast counter sketching in front of customers. Estimate jewellery costs and develop practical jewellery design skills. Includes tools & materials. 30 hours [Requires JD100]

 

DD100 - Digital Design 1
Fundamentals of Digital Design


Adopt industry-standard digital modelling tool Gemvision Matrix to create a wide range of fine jewellery with highly accurate gemstone settings, measurements and weights. Produce photo-realistic renderings as images for customers or portfolios. 30 Hours.

 

DD200 - Digital Design 2
Intermediate Modelling & Setting


Extend 3D modelling skills to include a wide range of customised shapes and forms for rings, pendants, earrings and more. Expand your repertoire of popular gemstone setting styles. Render videos for customers. 30 Hours [Requires JD200]

 

GT100 - Trade Practices 1
Gem & Jewellery Trade Secrets


Discover the secrets of the jewellery trade: Learn gem origins & trade practices; handle an array of popular & lesser known gems available in today's markets. Understand valuation & comprehend the breath of this topic. Includes Tools & Materials 30 Hours

 

FT100 - Fashion Trends 1
Epic & Contemporary Trends


Explore significant periods in history that affected jewellery, gem & metal popularity. Take inspiration from the past to discover your favorite choices and identify how to combine your selections to produce your own unique style. 30 Hours.



This Diploma comes with an optional 'Enhanced' variation that includes 2 projects and has an additional fee of $1,840.

WSG JDMIS PCP for Jewellery Design and Marketing Professionals

Please Submit This Additional Information

Thank you for your application fo the WSG Jewellery Design and Marketing Professional PCP programme. In order to share your application with employers we need 3 additional pieces of information from you:

  • A photograph
  • A personal statement about why you are interested in the jewellery field
  • A personal statement about why an employer should choose you

Without these 3 additional pieces of information, we will not be able to proceed to present your application to employers

You MUST enter the SAME email that you used in your PCP application on the CareersFuture website, otherwise we will be unable to match your application.

Upload your photograph

Requirements:

  • Your image must be 800x800 pixels in size
  • Your image must be in JPG or PNG format

We recommend using photoresizer.com to get the right size image. Simply drag and drop your profile photo on this site and then choose 800x800 from the 'Crop' pull-down. You can then choose 'File' and 'Save Image (JPG)'


If you are taking a new photograph, consider the following tips:

  • Frame from the waist up.
  • Dress professionally.
  • Hair and makeup should be neutral.
  • Keep facial expressions and hand gestures neutral.
  • Avoid props.
  • Think “passport photo,” not “Facebook selfie”.

Why do you want to get into the Jewellery Industry?

What inspired you to apply for the PCP in Jewellery Design and Marketing?

Be specific - employers what to know your passion for this sparkling industry, and your response will help them want to select you for an interview! You should aim to write not more than 2-3 sentences.

Please carefully read and spellcheck your statement before submitting. This statement may not be edited once it has been submitted.

Why choose YOU?

What makes you a <>great candidate? Why should employers choose YOU over all other candidates?

Think about your past experiences, your passions. Put them into a context your new employer will appreciate (eg: working with customers, attention to detail, flexibility.) Your response will help them want to select you for an interview! You should aim to write not more than 2-3 sentences.

Please carefully read and spellcheck your statement before submitting. This statement may not be edited once it has been submitted.

What are your top skills?

Our employers are interested to know any existing skills you have!

You may have already stated this in your resume, but they need to be able to search and filter - so we need your help to key in any skills you want to share, separated by commas.

Please only enter skills you can comfortably talk about in an interview. For example, if you just snap IG photos for your social media account, dont put the 'photography' skill... since you will not be able to talk much about 'photography' in your interview. Instead, if you think you are adept at social media and have many followers, put this as one of your digital skills.

Banner A.Dip PMAWant to create without limits? Jewellery artists rely on their taste, style and eye for detail – but often do not have the tools or understanding needed to execute their best ideas! Working with raw materials, from precious metals to gems, glass, objects trouvees, and even other jewellery components, a skilled precious metal artist can produce whatever they have in mind.

JDMIS Precious Metal Arts programme gives you the skills, ideas and experience to create without limits.

Become a Precious Metal Artist

Jewellery fabrication using precious metals requires commitment, dedication and experience that was traditionally only achieved through long periods of apprenticeship. This comprehensive diploma incorporates new technologies and traditional techniques to accelerate skills development and build a deep understanding and appreciation for work with precious metals.

By becoming a Certified Precious Metal Artist, you develop the skills and confidence to produce unique and remarkable jewellery creations.

With a broad array of creative and challenging metalwork projects, structured time to practice and refine critical skills, and exposure to design and industry knowledge, JDMIS metal artists stand apart from their peers in the jewellery industry.

Certified Precious Metal Artists:

  • fabricate jewellery with a variety of precious materials
  • produce unique designs using advanced techniques
  • combine skills from multiple disciplines to create unique masterpieces or reproducible lines of jewellery
  • create according to their own styles, or work efficiently with clients to develop bespoke creations.

The Precious Metal Arts Advanced Diploma consists of the following modules:

NM300 - New Metals 3
Advanced techniques Moulds-Gold


Discover efficient methods for mass production using your own unique moulds. Apply gold foil on silver for cost effective designs. Work with 22K gold and master extra-fine gem setting techniques. Includes tools/materials. 30 Hours [Requires NM200]

 

NM400 - New Metals 4
Powder Metallurgy Masterclass


Integrate brass with silver through inlay technique. Produce large, reinforced pieces like bracelets. Combine silver & copper to form 'Mokume Gane' and complete 3 master projects to exhibition standards. Includes Tools/Materials. 30 Hrs [Requires NM300]

 

MS300 - Metalsmithing 3
Adv. Techniques & Interm. Setting


Produce a professional Solitaire Ring with 4 prong setting, learn to size, repair & re-tip prongs. Develop bezel settings for faceted gems & create a tapered ring band with thread setting techniques. Includes Tools & Materials. 30 Hours [Requires MS200]

 

MS400 - Metalsmithing 4
Casting Metals & Advanced Setting


Discover casting & wax production. Prepare & invest wax trees, perform calculations for the metals & cast jewellery to use for channel & pavé settings. Finish your cast pieces to professional standards. Includes all Materials. 30 Hours. [Requires MS300]

 

GT200 - Trade Practices 2
Gem Identification Methods


Examine gems using professional gemmological equipment provided in class. Understand the process of identification & know limitations of each tool. Discover & separate imitations, synthetics & assembled materials from natural gems. 30 Hrs[Requires GM100]

 

FT200 - Fashion Trends 2
Aesthetics & Future Trends


Identify a unique aesthetic that defines your collections, designs & creations with professional guidance through eight universal patterns of beauty. Explore and predict future colour and theme trends in fashion and jewellery. 30 Hrs. [Requires FT100]





This Diploma comes with an optional 'Enhanced' variation that includes 2 projects and has an additional fee of $1,840.