Our academy is open to all, and especially dedicated to training young people out of work and education, as well as vulnerable people in our community.

Academy mission

Skills development

We work to create solid professional careers as craftspeople through expert training and apprenticeships for those not in education, employment or training.

Craft in schools

We work with schools to put craftsmanship on the map early in a child's life, as a fulfilling and meaningful career choice.

Promoting wellbeing

Our courses focus on making for wellbeing: the art of creating with our hands has a proven positive impact on our mental wellbeing.

Team building days

Be a maker for the day with your team at Goldfinger. Take your pick from our selection of craft workshops that are fun and full of facts on sustainability too.


Build something together

Book a Goldfinger workshop for a group of 10. Have some hands-on fun making Christmas wreaths, coasters and jewellery made from offcuts of wood from our workshop. Great for co-workers and friends alike.

Get in touch

The day was a triumph! The work Goldfinger do is both important and inspiring. The team couldn’t have been more helpful, accommodating,
welcoming or efficient.

Benet Northcote, Director, Corporate Responsibility, John Lewis

Festive Workshops

Join our craft workshops to celebrate the joys of sustainable making. We offer free spaces to local residents on low income.

Trainees and apprenticeships

Primarily aimed at young local residents not in work or education, our apprenticeship programme teaches skills such as joinery, carpentry, cabinet making metalwork and paint effects.

On-the-job training done alongside an accreditation at the Building Crafts College and empowers trainees to become independent craftspeople.

If you or your business are interested in sponsoring an apprentice, get in touch via

Fondation d'entreprise Hermès supports Goldfinger

Courses for Kids

We work with schools to introduce the wonderful world of craftmanship to children across London.

Teaching craftsmanship in schools

Goldfinger artisans supports Hermès with the launch of Manufacto in the UK

Bring us to your child‘s school

Goldfinger Academy x Hermes; Manufacto

Soulcraft at Home

During lockdown we launched Soulcraft at Home to continue sharing our skills in sustainable craft and design with our community, through the power of Zoom.

Watch the video below to find out more.