Worshipful Company of Clockmakers’ deputy master Jonathan Hills cutting the indentures, with apprentice Callum Scobie-Youngs. Half is given to the apprentice, and half to the apprentice master, then they are rejoined at the end of the seven-year apprenticeship. Photo: Captain Anthony Gray.

Apprentice Callum Scobie-Youngs has done just that.

Scobie-Youngs is the first clockmaking apprentice at the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers for many years. He is now an apprentice to his father Keith Scobie-Youngs.

His father, a liveryman and court assistant of the City of London livery company, will ensure his son follows the required indentures which stipulate he abstain from the aforementioned temptations for the seven-year term of the apprenticeship.


The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers – (from l to r) junior warden Jane Pedler, Tim Handley, the priest in charge of the church St James Garlickhythe, renter warden Dr James Nye, senior warden Mark Levy, master Joanna Migdal, deputy master Jonathan Hills. Photo: Captain Anthony Gray.

Alongside this appointment, a new master was welcomed to the livery company. Joanna Migdal, who is a sundial maker by profession, takes over from Jonathan Hills.

Hills, a senior specialist in clocks and barometers at Sotheby’s, will now serve as deputy master for one year.