Wallace Bishop Jeweller‘s apprentice, Georgia Piggott, has won Apprentice of the Year at the Southbank Brisbane TAFE awards evening. In addition, Georgia was also presented with the State QLD medal for the World Skills competition.
Georgia started her apprenticeship with Wallace Bishop in 2015 after completing work experience in Western Australia and Tasmania.
“I’ve always been artistic, so to be able to go to work and make something beautiful that someone will cherish for years is pretty special” said Georgia.
“Every day is different and there is plenty to learn and see. How many other jewellery workshops get to work with 10ct + diamonds and emeralds!”
Georgia is also undertaking her gemmology qualification, and says that being able to see all of the different types of gems coming across her bench is exciting.
Congratulating Georgia on her win, Stuart Bishop, Wallace Bishop CEO, said, “Wallace Bishop places high importance on training the next generation of jewellers and it’s great to see one of our young jewellers being recognised in this way.”
In 2017 Wallace Bishop celebrate 100 years of business as a jewellery industry leader, testament to an enduring commitment to outstanding design, quality, service, and – above all else – family. Founded in 1917 by the original Wallace Bishop, the family-owned and -operated company is now overseen by his third, fourth and fifth generations. It has grown from its founding store in Queen Street, Brisbane, to 50 stores and more than 500 employees throughout Queensland and New South Wales, making it the largest Brisbane born and bred retailer.