Sam McMahon
Hedley Foundation
Spring | 2016

On leaving school in 2014, Sam McMahon joined the Goldsmiths Centre Foundation Programme, which he passed with distinction and received the award for outstanding achievement.

Sam’s search for an apprenticeship position took him to Mappin & Webb’s workshop, which was unlike anything he’d ever seen. He is now part of that “talented and experienced” team, apprenticed as a diamond mounter under previous Crown Jeweller Martin Swift. He is relishing every moment, developing a strong affinity with the precious metals he works with.

“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.”


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