Opportunity: Paid Trainee Heritage Carpenter

NHTG Building Traditional Skills Resilience Community in England Bursary Scheme

Summary: Trainee Heritage Carpenter placement opportunity – South of England

Organisation: McCurdy & Co
Salary: £1050 per month
Location: South of England
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 4.30pm

Globe theatre imageThere 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.

The Placement will be carried out at a range of properties in Southern England predominantly including at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Southwark, London and also at the McCurdy workshops in Berkshire. Trainee will work under the instruction of the Site Supervisor/ Carpentry Foreman or Workshop Manager on carpentry framing, erection and new works to the theatre structure. The Placement will require the Trainee to hold a basic CSCS health and safety card.

McCurdy & Co imageMcCurdy & Co. is 36 years old and specialises in structural carpentry work on historic properties, the fabrication of new timber frame structures and the creation of historic replicas throughout the UK and occasionally overseas. It is envisaged that the trainee will be assumed to be resident in the London area with travel to the workshops near Reading being required from time to time.

Heritage Lottery Fund logoThe 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 contact:

Graham Lee, National Project Manager, Tel: 07971 655692 Email: graham.lee@thebcc.ac.uk

Application closing date: 12/08/2016

How to Apply

Please download the documents below by clicking on each hyper-link. Read the detailed information in the Placement Description and Person Specification and return your completed application form below by email to Graham Lee

•  Placement Description

•  Person Specification

•  Application Form

Application closing date: 12/08/2016



NVQ3 Heritage Wood Occupations specialist applied skills programme Level 3 NVQ

This programme is designed to provide practical skills, theoretical knowledge and a recognised qualification to craftspeople who are preparing to specialise in heritage carpentry trades.