What’s your favourite type of print? … We’d love to know!

Please tell us your favourite type of print using the poll below!

We’d be very grateful if you could fill this out for us! We’ll be launching our new fingerprint product very soon… so look out 😛

Love VCC xxx

Contact us below if you’d like to order any of the options you’ve just voted on!

RAFFLE! £2 square on the main FB page!

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On our main Facebook page we’re holding a raffle, £2 a square – 25 squares to fill!

Once all the squares are paid for we’ll do a lucky dip and the lucky winner will receive a charm worth £50!

Visit the pinned post http://www.facebook.com/thevintagecharmcompany to enter!

You can buy up to 5 squares, good luck!

Charms from £35 … cheap as chips!

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Don’t think you can afford it? Join our newsletter, we’ve got tons of offers for our loyal customers.

Love VCC xxx

* CHRISTMAS SHAPES! *

We have these gorgeou11221514_873919306020302_2832414374738050183_ns cutters for our Christmas shapes!

These are necklace/keyring size only unfortunately but DO NOT COST EXTRA!

Will look gorgeous on your Christmas tree!

Classic heart shape at the bottom middle for size comparison.

Let us know what you think, Love VCC xxx

Large and Small ball necklaces

11696824_860841037328129_1287087393_nWe completely adore this large and small ball necklaces and they’re back in stock and available in many sizes!

We had an issue with our supplier but now we’ve got them in stock ready for your gorgeous charms!

Contact us to make an order.

Love VCC xxx

New Product Launch!!!

We’re very excited to announce we’ve got some new products for you! Exclusively on our blog first… (follow to keep in touch before FB, Twitter and Newsletter!)

Link Bracelet – £60 Fingerprint and £75 for Hand/Foot/Paw/Handwriting11715022_860841017328131_1404262805_o

Stardust Necklace – £65 Fingerprint and £80 Hand/Foot/Paw/Handwriting (Photos really doesn’t do it justice!)
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We LOVE your feedback! Let us know what you think ❤

Love VCC xxx

The Vintage Charm Company Seek Apprentice!

Could you be the Jewellery Designer we are looking for?

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The Vintage Charm Company creates bespoke silver jewellery and gifts featuring the fingerprint impression or hand or foot print of a child or loved one. We sell our products at mother and toddler sessions, children’s play centres, school/nursery events at exhibitions and also via our website.

As a business, we are now over two years old and are expanding rapidly on a nationwide basis. Due to this expansion, we require a Jewellery Designer to assist us in our studio and are delighted to be working with Holts Academy to deliver a Level 2 NVQ in Jewellery Manufacturing.

We are based in our Bromsgrove studio in Worcestershire, and will soon be relocating to larger premises.  Your normal place of work will be at our studio, however you will be required to attend events at other locations on an occasional basis. As part of your NVQ you will also attend The School of Jewellery in Birmingham once a week on a day release where you will develop some fantastic skills and have the opportunity to really hone in on your creative abilities.

This is an exciting and varied role which gives you the chance to get vital and varied experience to improve your future employment prospects. You will develop strong creative skills, learn how to make jewellery and design bespoke pieces and will also gain experience in administration, sales and customer service.

As a Jewellery Designer with The Vintage Charm Company, you will be at the heart of our business ensuring that we continue to produce beautiful products for our customers while making sure we also create new products to keep ahead of the competition.

We are committed to your learning and development and will offer weekly review sessions and lots of scope to take responsibility for some really exciting projects. We will work with you to ensure you are performing to your best by learning new skills as well as developing your existing talents.

This is a fantastic opportunity to earn while you learn and we’re confident that after 12 months, you’ll be ready to progress into a jewellery career or study for a higher level qualification.

 This is a role where you can make a real difference and be proud of what you’ve achieved!  For more information, or to express your interest in this vacancy, find out more by clicking on the document below!

Job Description – Intermediate Apprenticeship in Jewellery Manafacturing March 2013

January Sale – 2 days left!

SALE

Keep some extra money in your purse by bagging yourself £10 off or a £15 voucher!

For existing customers…. Simply order a hand or footprint product using a stamp we already have on file (created from a previous order) and get £10 off your item.

For new customers….  Spend £85 or more between now and 31/01/13 and receive a £15 voucher which you can redeem later in the year.

To order call: 0845 127 7027 and quote ‘JANSALE13’.

 

T&Cs – Existing customers – we must have your previous hand and foot print stamp stored on file from a previous order. It needs to be compatible with the shape or size of the charm you require for your new product. If a new stamp needs to be created then the £10 discount will not apply. Call us for advice if in doubt! New customers – spend £85 or more and receive a £15 voucher to spend between May and September 2013. These offers are not available in conjunction with any other discount, offer or promotion. Offer ends 31/01/13.

The Vintage Charm Company seek Apprentice!

Want to earn up to £100 per week, whilst gaining a valuable qualification and work experience? Then this role could be for you!

WHAT ARE APPRENTICESHIPS?

As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications such as an NVQ. Anyone living in England, over 16 years-old and not in full-time education can apply.

Apprenticeships normally take around 6-12 months to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the apprentices’ ability and the industry sector. Pay is usually £90-100 per week and no tax and national insurance is payable as this falls below the lower earnings limit for contributions.

There are lots of benefits to doing an Apprenticeship. You can earn while you learn, and learn in a way that is best suited to you – through hands-on experience on the job. Key benefits of being an apprentice include;

  • earning a salary
  • getting paid holidays
  • receiving training
  • gaining qualifications
  • learning job-specific skills

To find out more about Apprenticeships, visit http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/

COMPANY DETAILS: 

The Vintage Charm Company create bespoke silver jewellery and gifts featuring the fingerprint impression or hand or foot print of a child or loved one. We sell our products at mother and toddler sessions, children’s play centres, school/nursery events and exhibitions. We also have a website where customers can purchase products and can host parties for groups where orders can be taken. As a business, we are now 16 months old and require a Business Administrator to assist us with the management of this busy and expanding business.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE ROLE?

As a Business Administrator Apprentice, you will get the chance to be involved with some exciting projects and will be at the heart of our business keeping everything ticking over nicely. You will enjoy autonomy in this role and will have the chance to be part of a rapidly expanding business.  This is an exciting and varied role which gives you the opportunity to get vital and varied experience to improve your future employment prospects. You will develop strong marketing, administrative, sales, customer service and creative skills and will also get a flavour for how to run a small company. This role would therefore be particularly useful for any entrepreneurs out there who may be interested in setting up their own business in the future!

We operate from a residential address in Bromsgrove with a studio and office which will be your place of employment. You will be required to attend events at other venues and locations on an occasional basis such as exhibitions and shows. We are committed to your development and offer full and comprehensive training. We will work with you to ensure you are performing to your best and learning new skills as well as developing your existing skills. You will study for a NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration  and will be qualified after between 6 and 12 months. And the good news is, it’s likely you will be far more employable than your counterparts without work experience after completing your Apprenticeship.

Your role as a Business Administrator will include the following tasks:

1. Carrying out research on the internet and by telephone to locate suppliers, costs, venue information, exhibition details and other useful information to ensure successful operation of The Vintage Charm Company.

2.Responsible for ordering stock and supplies and logging all invoices and other expenses on spreadsheets.

3. Designing and printing information and promotional graphics and literature including tables, graphs and posters.

4. Writing and sending letters to customers. suppliers and partners, to promote products, provide updates, confirm sessions bookings and provide confirmation of any actions to be taken.

5. Respond to telephone calls, emails and enquiries from customers, suppliers and partners.

6. Ensure Facebook, Website and Twitter are updated with regular updates, feedback, session times and other useful information.

7. Keep mileage log, customer database, sales reports and other spreadsheets up to date.

8. Liaise with customers to ensure the effective organisation of parties.

9. Attend sessions and exhibitions as required to assist with set up and customer queries, orders etc.

10. Prepare Party Packs, Goodie Bags, Fingerprint Impression Gift Packs for distribution to customers.

11. Ensure stationary and other equipment is replenished on a regular basis.

12. Package and prepare orders for despatch to customers.

13. Assisting with design and roll out of marketing campaigns.

14. Assist with co-ordination of new product launches.

15. Provide full administrative support for franchise programme.

16. Improve existing systems and implement new systems to ensure they are fit for purpose and effective.

17. Process silver charms to fulfil customer orders.

Please send an e-mail to express an interest in this role to: donna@thevintagecharmcompany.co.uk telling us a little about yourself and why you’re interested in this job. We will review all interested parties and send application forms out within the next 2 weeks.