NHTG-HLF bursary training opportunities: Site-based schemes
The National Heritage Training Group (NHTG) has been awarded £779,200 funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to provide high quality, work-based training and skills development opportunities to equip people for a career in the built heritage sector, with the bursaries organised across the country by regional heritage coordinators.
The National Heritage Training Group’s (NHTG) bursary scheme is all about finding passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated people to be trained to work on England’s traditional buildings. Overall, there will be 30 variable-length educational bursaries offered, working on live heritage sites across England.
Training and live site-based work experience is the largest element of this Project. Opportunities will include:
- 30 variable-length traditional building craft skills bursary placements
- 100 delegates attending a 2 day course to achieve the Level 3 Unit Award in Understanding Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Pre-1919 Buildings
- 10 Heritage Specialist Apprenticeships
- 20 Level 3 NVQ Diplomas in Heritage Skills
- 10 Mentors to train enabling them to pass on their skills and knowledge to develop the abilities of less experienced trades people.
The placements are each of 6 or 12 months, with imminent and differing closing dates, and include:
- a specialist Historic Building Conservation company, 12-month placement with Carrek Ltd based on historic projects in the South West of England.. Application closing date: 27/05/16.
- a Historic Building Conservation company 12-month placement with Oxford Lime Mortar Ltd specialising in lime mortars and associated materials working on historic projects within a 30mile radius of Oxford. Application closing date: 27/05/16.
- a 12 month placement with a specialist Historic Building Conservation company, McCurdy & Co Ltd based on historic projects in the South of England. Application closing date: 20/06/16.
- a 6-month placement to learn Pargeting (lime plaster modelling) and many other built heritage skills, working with Anna Kettle Design, an experienced Pargeter and historic building conservation specialist practitioner. The placement will be based at a 17th Century timber frame farmhouse near Bedford, in the South of England.
Application closing date: 21/06/16
If you are interested to offer a placement with your specialist heritage building company or in undertaking a training placement, for more information about the scheme please contact:
Graham Lee, National Project Manager,
Tel: 07971 655692 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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