The British School of Watchmaking is an independent institution which looks for students with the ability, aptitude and desire to become the exceptional watchmakers the modern market requires.
To produce the finest skilled graduate watchmakers in the UK by ensuring the continued development of standards to meet with the current and future needs of the industry.
Serving the UK watch industry for over ten years with seventy-seven graduates and counting. Every one of our graduates have found employment within the watch industry.
We consider CVs and covering letters, those who have the qualities we are looking for are invited to an assessment day. Places are then allocated to individuals achieving the highest assessment results.
The British School of Watchmaking currently offers two internationally recognised courses, the WOSTEP 1800 Hour Programme and the WOSTEP 3000 Hour Programme. Both courses are full time and taught Monday to Friday, lasting one and two years respectively.
Please choose the course you are interested in below.1800 Hour Course 3000 Hour Course
I work at Richemont's London platform for the IWC Schaffhausen brand in the hand servicing department of the workshop. I graduated from The British School of Watchmaking in the summer of 2016.
I graduated from the British School of Watchmaking in 2015 having completed the 3000 hour course.
I now work for the Swatch Group in our main UK workshop in Southampton and carry out traditional mechanical servicing on OMEGA chronograph watches.
I am proud to have attended the British School of Watchmaking for the WOSTEP 3000 hour course from 2013-2015.
I really enjoyed the course, especially the engineering of watches and working with hand finished parts as this gave me a great understanding of how all the different parts work and an appreciation of how everything is made.