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Other Skilled Trades

Workers in this unit group engrave jewellery and stoneware, make artificial hairpieces, charge fireworks and munitions with explosive material, make lampshades, wickerwork, toys, dolls, models, candles, artificial flowers, other fancy goods, make patterns for moulds for metal castings, make and tune musical instruments, craft precious metals and stones, and perform other hand craft occupations.

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About this Career

£25,596

Average salary

New workers start around £15,524.00. Normal pay is £25,596 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £39,152.89.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Makes and repairs jewellery and decorative precious metal ware, sets, cuts and polishes gemstones and makes master patterns for articles of jewellery.
  • Makes musical instruments, makes and assembles parts for musical instruments, and tunes to improve pitch, tone and volume.
  • Makes patterns for moulds, fits metal castings, pours plaster, fills plaster mould with resin and smoothes surface.
  • Makes, maintains and adapts surgical and orthopaedic appliances.
  • Makes childrens toys, dolls, models, candles, artificial flowers and other fancy goods.
  • Charges fireworks, cartridges and other munitions with explosive material.
  • Interweaves canes of willow, withy, bamboo, rattan or similar material to make baskets and other pieces of wickerwork.
  • Makes wigs, beards and other artificial hairpieces from human hair or synthetic materials.
  • Constructs and covers wire frames for lampshades.
  • Uses hand or machine tools to engrave letters, patterns and other designs on jewellery and stoneware.

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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