Category Archives: Placements

Trainee Heritage Slating and Tiling placement opportunity – Sussex

There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor Fildes Roofing Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out slating and tiling work and repairs at a range of sites in Sussex and the surrounding area.

For further information and to download an application form please visit: http://www.the-nhtg.org.uk/

Application closing date: 12/08/16
Interview date:  To be confirmed
Placement starts:  To be confirmed
(Dates subject to confirmation)

Trainee Heritage Flint & Brick-worker placement opportunity – Suffolk/East Anglia Region

There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor F.A. Valiant and Son Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out flint and brick-work repairs at a range of sites in the Suffolk/East Anglia region.

For further information and to download an application form please visit: http://www.the-nhtg.org.uk/

Application closing date: 12/08/16
Interview date:    To be confirmed
Placement starts:  To be confirmed
(Dates subject to confirmation)

Trainee Heritage Stone Mason Opportunity – Lincoln Cathedral

There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month Trainee Stonemasonry placement with Lincoln Cathedral. The placement will be based at the spectacular Grade I Listed Lincoln Cathedral, carrying out repair and conservation work to the Cathedral and other associated properties cared for by Lincoln Cathedral Works Department.  The candidate will be provided with a broad range of learning opportunities to obtain suitable skills and evidence working towards a level 3 Heritage Skills NVQ Diploma in stonemasonry.

The placement is run by the National Heritage Training Group bursary scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The scheme is all about finding passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated people to be trained to work on England’s traditional buildings. There will be 30 educational bursaries offered, working on live heritage sites across England. The bursaries are being organised across the country by regional heritage coordinators.

For more information please contact Andie Harris, Regional Coordinator

Email: andie@andieharrisassociates.co.uk Tel: 07791 408929

Application Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 5th September

Interviews to be held on Thursday 15th September at Lincoln Cathedral

Placement will start in September, subject to confirmation

See details on how to apply here…

Trainee Heritage Hard Metal Roofing placement opportunity, SURREY

There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor Roles Broderick Roofing Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out the fabrication and installation of hard metal roofing and cladding systems on a range of sites in Surrey and the surrounding area.The Placement will be carried out on prestigious sites in the Surrey and surrounding counties where Roles Broderick Roofing Ltd are carrying out a range of projects on mainly historic and occasionally new buildings as required by the clients. The Trainee will work under the instruction of the experienced hard metals worker assisting in new and conservation work.

This placement is run by the National Heritage Training Group bursary scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Application closing date: 12/08/16 Find out more and apply here

Trainee Heritage Slating and Tiling placement opportunity, SUSSEX

A fantastic opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor Fildes Roofing Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out slating and tiling work and repairs at a range of sites in Sussex and the surrounding area.The Placement will be carried out at the prestigious heritage sites in Sussex surrounding area where Fildes Roofing Ltd are contractors carrying out a range of projects on the historic buildings as required by the client. The Trainee will work under the instruction of the experienced roofer assisting in new and conservation work.

This placement is run by the National Heritage Training Group bursary scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Application closing date: 12/08/16 Find out more and apply here

Trainee Heritage Plasterer placement opportunity, Oxfordshire

There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month placement with a Historic Building Conservation company Oxford Lime Mortar Ltd specialising in lime mortars and other associated materials working on historic projects within a 30mile radius of Oxford.Particularly suitable for recent school/college leaver keen to learn a heritage trade or someone with a level 2 NVQ in plastering/stonemasonry or a related trade keen to work towards a level 3 NVQ in Heritage Plastering.

The Placement will be based on historic and conservation sites in Oxfordshire carrying out stone mortar repairs, stonework repairs, repointing to the stonework/brickwork and using suitable heritage lime mortars and other associated materials.

This placement is run by the National Heritage Training Group bursary scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Application closing date: 12/08/2016 Find out more and apply here

Working Holiday 2016 : Restore a historic fort on île de Cezon, Brittany

Participants are sought for a working holiday organised by REMPART, a union of 170 heritage organisations throughout France.

The working holiday provides opportunity to take part in the restoration of the remains of the Vauban Military Fort on the magnificent île de Cezon, c. 30km from the historic maritime city of Brest. Originally built in the late 1600s to protect the city from British forces, the fort was expanded during the reign of Napoleon III and occupied by Germans forces during the Second World War.

Participants will be part of a team working on the fort’s stonework and tasks will include stone removal, cleaning and masonry. Accommodation will be in dormitories inside the fort and participants will require a sleeping bag, pillow and torch. The site is ecologically-protected, with rainwater showers, etc, and all products used must be fully biodegradeable. There will be opportunity to explore the surrounding area, sample the local cuisine and enjoy activities including swimming.

Dates:  4-15 July 2016; 18-29 July; 1-12 August; 15-26 August.
Price:  215€ (approx. £170, based on exchange rate on 13/06/2016)

For more details please email workingholidays@rempart.com stating your preferred date.
To view details of more working holidays go to www.rempart.com or www.intoorg.org/23151.

The Prince’s Foundation’s Building Craft Apprenticeship

The Prince’s Foundation’s Building Craft Apprenticeship is designed for craftspeople looking to bridge the gap between basic qualifications and becoming a master craftsperson working within the heritage sector. Students build practical experience in traditional building crafts, with the opportunity to gain a Heritage Skills NVQ Level 3. Hear what it’s like from programme alumnus, Ben Collyns.  http://bit.ly/1QhaCBz

 

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Apprenticeships

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London are currently undertaking a major restoration of Temperate House, the main glass house in the gardens.

Four specialist restoration apprenticeship work based training opportunities have arisen. The majority of the work is in the restoration of the ironwork, although there is some stonemasonry and also smaller amounts of lime plasterwork, painting and decorating and carpentry.

Ideal candidates would be currently undertaking a Level 3 heritage apprenticeship and are seeking a career in hertiage and restoration. Funding is available, please contact Peter Kelly on peter.kelly@isgplc.com or telephone 07773 477241 to find out more and apply.

Trainee Heritage Officers

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) is currently seeking to recruit three Trainee Heritage Officers based at our Head Office, John Sinclair House, Edinburgh.

This traineeship has been created a as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Skills for the Future programme to enable people from a wide variety of backgrounds to develop their skills for future employment within the heritage sector. The project based at RCAHMS – ‘Building Curatorial and Learning Skills for the Heritage Sector’ – will provide 40 traineeships over six years, focussing on a series of inter-related skills involving the documentation and dissemination of archive collections as well as site-based heritage education.

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The Canal & River Trust

The Canal & River Trust is the charity that cares for England and Wales’ legacy of 200-year-old waterways, holding them in trust for the nation forever.

The Trust is among the UK’s biggest charities, with responsibility for 2,000 miles of canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs, along with museums, archives and the country’s third largest collection of protected historic buildings.

As part of our commitment to the long-term maintenance and restoration of the waterways, we are looking to recruit 14 Waterways Heritage Trainees to be based around the country.

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Church of England

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York in consultation with the Appointments Committee of the Church of England wish to appoint a new Chair of the Church Buildings Council to succeed Mrs Anne Sloman OBE, who is standing down at the end of September 2014.

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ICE Yorkshire and Humber

ICE Yorkshire and Humber are seeking a new voluntary regional representative on the Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW).

The role involves visiting regional sites, recording/checking details and submitting reports to the archives section in London. In Yorkshire and Humber there are just over 200 recorded Historical Engineering Works (HEWs), and the representative would continue to update the information on these, as well as identifying additional works that are worth recording.

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