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Watchmaker Apprentice

Department: Operations
Company: Island Companies Ltd.
Location: George Town, Grand Cayman, KY

Established in 1978, Island Companies Ltd has grown to become one of the largest duty free retailers in the Cayman Islands. With 12 stores in Grand Cayman selling a wide variety of merchandise form beautiful diamonds, designer jewellery and timepieces.


ICL is seeking a suitably qualified, intelligent and highly motivated individual to join our team as:


Watchmaker Apprentice


Reporting to the Senior Watchmaker, the Watchmaker Apprentice will assist with the service, repair and restoration of mechanical and quartz watches in a busy, fast-paced workshop that caters to tourist and resident clientele.  Our Watchmaker Apprentice is responsible for but not limited to:

  • Greeting and creating a comfortable environment for customers.
  • Checking operation of watches and diagnosing operating problems.
  • Preparing estimates for the service and repair of a full range of watch services.
  • Disassembling watches, changing batteries, seals and crystals.
  • Reassembling, testing and polishing repaired watches.
  • Completing operational tasks as required in order to maintain the repair shop at optimum condition including maintaining a current and organized supply of parts and accessories, ensuring security of merchandise, parts, supplies and equipment, ensuring quality of workmanship and providing fast turnaround to meet and exceed customer expectations.
  • Taking direction and training from the Watchmaker at all times and assisting when requested and where possible.


Candidate Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess or be able to clearly demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma.
  • A mechanical aptitude.
  • A sincere interest in watches and watch mechanisms
  • A clean police record.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.


Applicants must be willing to work late shifts, weekends and public holidays where needed. Fluency in English is required. Package includes health insurance and pension benefits as specified by Cayman Islands law.


Salary is in the range of CI$7.00 - CI$9.00 per hour based on experience. 

Package includes health insurance and pension benefits as specified by Cayman Islands law.



Closing date is 17 April 2019.

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