Category Archives: Bursaries

Paid Training Placements for Students with BAME Heritage – Summer 2017

Are you interested in gaining skills and experience as preparation for a career in heritage?

We’re excited to be able to offer a number of training placements for undergraduates or recent graduates (graduated within the last 18 months) who identify as having Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic Heritage or mixed heritage (please see below for more information why).

You don’t necessarily need to be working towards a qualification relevant to heritage, but you’ll need to persuade us that you care about heritage.

Successful applicants will receive a training bursary of £300-£350 per week (depending on location).

Find out more here…

TRAINEE: NHTG Mentors and Mentoring Craft Trainees

NHTG Mentors and Mentoring Craft Trainees within Heritage Construction Work – One day Course

This one-day course is of interest to crafts persons – both trainees and supervisors, builders and professionals. Participants will learn about mentoring, which is simply about a more experienced and trusted person assisting or supporting a Learner or less experienced craftsperson to further develop their craft skills abilities. This requires the informed guidance of a mentor with a high level of practical skill and underpinning knowledge and experience. Less experienced, but skilled craftspeople can be trained and mentored to become a master craftsperson.

This course is set within the context of the theory and practicalities of conserving traditional/heritage buildings, and will be a useful addition for those studying heritage skills level 3 crafts diplomas and NVQ’s. This course will provide an excellent opportunity for the exchange of information and experience and will assist Learners to develop their craft skill, with the ambition of eventually reaching a status similar to that of their mentor. This course will also inform employers, who may wish to nominate either themselves or one of their staff to become a mentor to guide their developing team.

The course is presented as a combination of chalk and talk, power-point presentations containing relevant colour images, flip-chart for points of interest, Q and A’s and handout documents for attendees. Read the full programme here

TRAINEE HERITAGE BRICKWORKER, LONDON AREA

There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month placement with a specialist Historic Building Conservation company  Fullers (Builders) Ltd

The Placement will be initially based at the artist Turner’s house, Sandycombe Lodge, a listed Grade II* building in Sandycombe Road, Twickenham carrying out brickwork repairs, repointing and other work as required, followed by work other suitable heritage projects in the London area. 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 brickwork. Fullers is a specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor with a wide portfolio of clients including Sir John Soane’s Museum, the National Trust, various church authorities and many private clients in the London.

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 about  the scheme please click on this link 

Trainee Heritage Carpenter placement opportunity – South of England

There is an excellent opportunity for a 12 month placement with a Historic Building Conservation company McCurdy & Co Ltd, which specialises in structural carpentry, based on historic projects in the South of England.

For further information and to download an  application form please click here.

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

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.

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 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 associated materials working on pointing and plaster repairs on historic projects within a 30 mile 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.

For further information and to download an  application form please click the links below or 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 Brick-worker placement opportunity – London Area

There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month placement with a specialist Historic Building Conservation company,  Fullers (Builders) ltd based initially at the artist Turner’s Grade II* listed house, Sandycoombe Lodge, in Twickenham and other historic projects in the London 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 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…

2017 funded Travelling Fellowship

Would you like to travel overseas to research new ideas and best practice from across the wide field of Science, Innovation and Technology?

Are you interested in the fusion between arts and science?

Are you involved in encouraging interest and participation in science by the public, including the use of the internet, to hold dialogues?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to the above, could your potential findings bring real benefit and positive change to your community, the UK and yourself?

If the answer is still ‘yes’, a Churchill Fellowship offers you that opportunity.

Application deadline: 5pm on 20th September 2016

See details and hot to apply here

The Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary

The Ecclesiastical Insurance bursary will provide up to £20,000 for a future MSc Sustainable Heritage student to cover fees and a stipend. If you would like more information please visit our website or contact the Course Director Kalliopi.fouseki@ucl.ac.uk . The closing date is Monday 25th July 2016, however students will need to have applied to the programme and have received an offer, so are advised to get in touch as soon as possible.

Travel Grant: building heritage skills through travel

This grant award scheme is for young craftspeople with an interest in religious heritageconservation wanting to travelto increase their expertise and knowledge, ultimately benefitting heritage skills in the UK.

Up to two awards of between £500 and £1000 will be granted in June each year to young craftspeople showing the most innovative and enthusiastic approach to learning heritage skills, and those with the clearest idea of how the development of their knowledge and future career in heritage will benefit from the award. more….

Brick Workshop 3 Feb 2016 – Travel Bursaries

A number of travel bursaries for £25 per person (or £50 if your journey is over 200 miles) are also available to community groups on application.

The event will feature presentations, case studies, Q&A sessions, group discussions on creative and funding options for your projects.

  • Gavin Richards from Architectural Heritage Fund on financial and technical support available from the organisation
  • Thomas Newman from Business in the Community on working with the private sector
  • Richard Woods, Associate at Purcell architects on creative options for the re-use of historic buildings and community engagement
  • Jonathan Schifferes, Associate Director at the RSA on the Heritage Index and the link between heritage and place identity.

further details…