The next upcoming Certified Watchmaking Course (3,000-Hour WOSTEP Program) at the China Institute of Swiss Watchmaking begins in January 2013, and ends in December 2014.
For the next upcoming Certified Watchmaking Course (3,000-Hour WOSTEP Program) at the China Institute of Swiss Watchmaking starting in January 2013, the deadline for application will be 31st, October, 2012.
The Certified Watchmaking Course is an internal training program provided by Richemont China; Accepted participants will be considered as Richemont employees whilst following the Course. There is NO course cost provided that participants successfully complete the service period at Richemont following graduation. However, if participants do not or can not complete the Richemont service period, they will be required to pay the agreed costs as set out in the individual agreements entered into by each participant.
All students will be regarded as Richemont employees and will receive a basic monthly salary whilst following the Course. Richemont China will offer a job opportunity to those students who successfully graduate from the Certified Watchmaking Course.
In order to provide a moderate student to teacher ratio (1:6), CNIOSW clases are limited to only 12 students per class. This ensures that each student benefits from sufficient learning resources and individual attention.
Currently, all courses at the China Institute of Swiss Watchmaking are taught mainly in Mandarin, few exams will be in English. We will have a translator for course translation.
Students at the China Institute of Swiss Watchmaking are expected to have basic written and conversational skills in English.
Students at the China Institute of Swiss Watchmaking are expected to have college above certificate.
There is no age limit but prefer the candidate to have 2~3 years working experience.
The China Institute of Swiss Watchmaking aims to increase the number of young, professional, highly skilled watchmakers in the Chinese market.
All candidates are carefully and objectively screened for their ability to be successful in the program/Course in which they are enrolled and also for their ability to adapt to the culture of the working environment.
Thus, although in some instances previous experience may be a plus for a candidate, it is not a prerequisite for admission purpose.
The necessary documents include:
The selection procedure includes:
Attendance is mandatory for all classes – eligibility to sit for the WOSTEP intermediate and final examinations include a minimum number of classroom contact hours. Students who do not attend the minimumnumber of classroom contact hours will not graduate from CNIOSW Certified Watchmaking Course.
Lodging will be provided to the students who are not from Shanghai. This is part of the costs set out in the individual agreements entered into by each accepted student at the beginning of the Course.
Successful applicants must have:
The faculty of the China Institute of Swiss Watchmaking endeavors to provide each student with both the personal and professional resources for a successful career in the watchmaking profession.
The classroom culture at the China Institute of Swiss Watchmaking is a student centered learning environment focused very strongly on strict adherence to the WOSTEP standards and ever striving to increase the technical and professional level of graduates in China.
Furthermore, integration of the CNIOSW into the Richemont Shanghai Customer Service center gives our students the unique possibility to gain real time/real-world working experience in a major authorized service center to learn diagnosis, disassembly, service, and quality control in our workshop under the supervision of faculty.
You are always welcome to contact our admissions office. Details are as follows:
China Institute Of Swiss Watchmaking
17th floor 1325 Huai Hai Road Middle
Xuhui, Shanghai, China
Phone: +86 21 61612851
Fax: +86 21 61612800
Please follow the link to WOSTEP’s web site for more information: