The Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme has been set up to address the heritage skills shortages. By passing the knowledge and skills of our current master craftsmen on to the next generation we can secure the future of our historic buildings.

We offer apprenticeships in a range of traditional building skills including carpentry and joinery, stone masonry, brickwork, painting and decorating, plumbing, roofing and metalwork. Each Apprenticeship allows Learners to complete their vocational qualification whilst at the same time developing skills so they can work on historic buildings.

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Fairhurst Ward & Abbotts have just offered a placement to apprentice stone mason Ruairi Sweeny in Cambridgeshire. Find out more about our placement providers or register as a placement provider. Placement Providers >


Luke Mcenroe has been working on the Buscot and Coleshill estate for the National Trust as an apprentice joiner. Find out more about the apprenticeships we offer and apply. Apprenticeships >
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NHTG research

There are 6 million historic buildings in the UK and over half a million are listed. These buildings need another 6,500 people with specialist skills. Find out more about the traditional building skills and research into the skills shortage in the sector.   Place >

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