FAQ Frequently asked questions

Does the school provide adult education ?

The school provides training to adults without age limit.

I have no experience in jewellery making, can I apply ?

Experience is not mandatory but motivation is!

Will I get a degree after my training with BJO Formation ?

Some courses prepare for qualification (such as the CAP and the LFG diploma)

Is training recognized ?

Qualifying courses are recognized by the French state.

Can I pay my training in several instalments ?

To validate your registration to a course, you need to pay 30% upfront. Payment arrangements can be put in place.

Could my training be cancelled ?

BJO Formation has the right to cancel a training. If that were the case, the school will propose an alternative as quickly as possible.

I changed my mind. Could I cancel my registration ?

You can cancel or postpone your training in accordance with the terms of sale specified in the contract. However once a training session has started, it must be paid in full.

Can I study under an apprenticeship contract ?

Yes you can. You will need to find by yourself a company willing to hire you as an apprentice.

Will you help me find a traineeship at the end of my training ?

After a qualifying training, the school helps you find a traineeship. However there is no guarantee as the trainees’ selection is made by the companies.

Could I study and be a trainee in a company at the same time ?

The school can sign a traineeship agreement provided that the traineeship happens during the school training sessions and does not exceed the quarterly modules duration.

What is a training certificate ?

A training certificate confirms which training has been followed by the student, its duration and the skills acquired.

When will I be asked to come to the school ?

You will receive your schedule by mail one week before the training is due to start.

Do I need to bring any equipment ?

No, the school provides for equipment, tools and materials.

Where are the classes held ?

Training is provided in our workshops at 58 or 38 rue du Louvre in Paris.

Who are the teachers ?

Our teaching team consists of highly skilled professional jewellers.

Do you help find accommodation ?

We are sorry, we do not make accommodation arrangements.

Do you provide training outside Paris ?

Training is provided on our Paris premises. However, our teachers can travel to provide corporate training or bespoke training.

Do you help your students find a job at the end of the training ?

Our training organization provides students with the professional skills needed to enter the labour market. As part of the qualifying courses, BJO Formation accompanies you in finding a traineeship.

What are the trades that are recruiting in the jewellery sector ?

A large number of job offers are available. For more information visit : emploi.union-bjop.com

I don’t know which courses to choose.

Our consultants are here to help you choose the training most adapted to your abilities and wishes.

In which language is training provided ?

All our courses are held in French except bespoke training which can be provided in English.

My French is not very good, will I be able to follow in class ?

The school proposes French language courses for those wishing to prepare for the Vocational training qualification (CAP). These courses focus on the Jewellery trade and are adapted to the different trainings provided by BJO Formation.

How do I pay ?

The easiest way is to pay by wire transfer. You can also pay by cheque (if drawn on a French bank), or by credit card (only in our offices). Do not hesitate to contact us should you have specific requests.