Monthly Archives: August 2015

Heritage Plastering, Masonry and Carpentry Specialist Apprenticeship Programmes.

The Twyi Centre in Wales has limited numbers of places each of the Heritage Plastering, Masonry and Carpentry Specialist Apprenticeship Programmes. Is there anyone in your company who would benefit from working towards this Heritage NVQ Level 3 and being able to apply for the CSCS Heritage Gold Card?

The first 2 weeks of training starts on Monday 21st September for the Masonry and the Carpentry, and on the 5th October for the first week of Plastering. There is CITB grant to cover the course cost if the trainee and your company are eligible.

Construction Companies are invited to enrol their employees on an NVQ Level 3 in Heritage Stone Masonry (Mason QUH870), Plastering (Solid QUD870) or Wood Occupations (QUG870). This is a 20-day training course, followed by on-site assessment over a year. The training will commence in September 2015. CITB grant is available for eligible companies and employees. Registration closes on 14<sup>th</sup> August 2015. Course flyer/booking from and FAQ’s attached.

More information on the requirements expected of employers is available, and if you have further questions, please do contact Angela James or Helena Burke for details. 01558 824271 or or

Further details…

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 or telephone 07773 477241 to find out more and apply.

The Canal & River Trust

The Canal & River Trust is among the UK’s biggest charities, looking after 2,000 miles of canals, rivers docks and reservoirs; together 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 a number of Waterway Heritage Trainees across both Wales and England. more…