NHTG Seeking Specialist Heritage Contractors to offer Traditional Skills Bursary Placements

NHTG is seeking specialist heritage contractors who would like to offer a traditional skills training bursary, and are especially searching for long term (12 month) placements where the trainee can achieve a level 3 Heritage NVQ.

As one of the 39 successful Projects in the second £25 million Heritage Lottery Fund Skills for the Future programme, the National Heritage Training Group have been awarded £779,200 funding to provide high quality, work-based training and skills development opportunities to equip people for a career in the built heritage sector or for those already working in the sector to expand and improve their knowledge and skills sets.

This Project Building Traditional Skills, Resilience and Community will be achieved by working with Construction Trade Federations, Specialist Contractors and Regional Partners in England to offer:

  • 30 variable-length traditional building craft skills bursary placements
  • 100 delegates (including 30 Bursary Holders) attending the 2 day course to achieve the Level 3 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 and undertake a scheme to pass on their skills and knowledge to develop the abilities  of less experienced trades people

Training and live site-based work experience is the largest element of this Project and will be available for new entrants, career changers and those looking to up-skill from mainstream construction. This therefore provides a spectrum of learning and training covering beginners to the pinnacle of higher crafts status, as well as helping those who wish to progress to site supervision and management roles within this sector. The placements are intended to be stimulating and rewarding opportunities, both for the Bursary Holder and the Placement Provider.

If you think you can offer a placement or for more information please contact National Project Manager: Graham Lee Email: graham.lee@thebcc.ac.uk, Mobile: 07971 655692


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