Samuel McMahon

2015 QEST Hedley Foundation Apprentice - Jewellery

Sam joined the Goldsmith’s Centre Foundation programme when he left school, and he graduated from the course with distinction, also receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award. QEST Hedley Foundation funding is supporting Sam in his apprenticeship at Mappin & Webb’s workshop. He is part of their talented and experienced team, apprenticed as a diamond mounter under previous Crown Jeweller Martin Swift.

In 2019 Sam was selected to represent the UK at The WorldSkills Finals in, Kazan, Russia.

I have always wanted to be the best craftsman I can be, but since joining Mappin & Webb I now wish to run the workshop someday too and possibly become the Crown Jeweller. I love what I’m learning.