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Having recently settled near Zurich from South Africa, I was hoping that someone on the forum could give me some advice on this subject, I haven't a clue where to start. thanks Mark
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Having recently settled near Zurich from South Africa, I was hoping that someone on the forum could give me some advice on this subject, I haven't a clue where to start. thanks Mark

you need to be more specific... what do you want to know?
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Hi Rob,
I don't speak german at all! In light of this how easy would it be to find work?(B permit) none of the job sites appear to have any positions.
More interested however in the likelihood of setting up a studio at home and the process I would need to follow , assuming it is permissable.
Where would one source metal?
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Mark
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Re: Jewelery manufacturer and setter

Howzit Mark

Can't help you with your queries, but finding work without German is impossible. Unless you are a professional in IT or Banking industry. Your line of work is a specific skill, so you might be in luck if you research all jewelry companies/outlets and send them spontaneous applications.
I assume your partner is Swiss, so she will have to help you out with phone calls and stuff to find answers. Search the web using Google Chrome, it will in most cases auto translate the German web sites for you. That's how I get by.

Anyway, welkom in Switzerland en ek hoop dinge sal makliker vir jou gaan as wat dit met my gaan.

Riaan
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Re: Jewelery manufacturer and setter

Ok I get it now, you like to make jewelry. You're looking for a job in a jewelry shop or want to set up at home. Let's take those one at a time.

In a shop - There may be some shops here that will hire an English-only speaking person, but I am not sure. Most of the jewelry makers here will have been to a technical school/appenticeship and earned a diploma in the field. Do you have such a diploma? Is it equivalent to the Swiss one? Something to consider.

At home - Most apartments and homes for rent have strict rules about whether or not you can run a business from home. This would be even more strict if you plan on doing castings, etc. I imagine you could source metal from the same sources you do now, but with import restrictions and the like. I am also sure there will be strict laws about how you work with it and dispose of your tailings.

Best option is to investigate working for a jeweler here, and to work on those German skills to improve your odds of landing a job. Keep us posted on how it works out.
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Re: Jewelery manufacturer and setter

You can most of the information regarding sourcing of (precious) metal here: http://www.ezv.admin.ch/ezv/00433/index.html?lang=en
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