We are able to offer apprenticeships to Learners part way through their training in a traditional building skill. This allows the Apprentice to complete their vocational qualification whilst learning new skills to be able to work on historic buildings.


The deal for apprentices

  • Develop their existing skills in a relevant trade
  • Build up on site experience for the relevant NVQ
  • Learn new practical skills to work on historic buildings and structures
  • Improve their knowledge and understanding of traditional materials and methods used in the conservation and repair of historic buildings
  • Be supervised by experienced craftspeople

Trades included
Carpentry, roofing, joinery, plasterwork, stonemasonry, painting and decorating, metalwork, brickwork and plumbing.


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Valuable skills, experience and qualifications

  • Additional on site experience to complete your apprenticeship
  • New skills to work on historic buildings
  • A Heritage Skills NVQ Level 3 or credits towards this

The experience, knowledge and skills gained through a work placement with the Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme will allow you, as an Apprentice, to go on to complete your training and progress in the Built Heritage Sector.

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The next step

Minimum entry requirements: You must have completed part of your training and vocational qualification in a traditional building skill and be interested in learning new skills to work on historic buildings.

For more information on current placements contact Elizabeth Long, Bursary Scheme Manager or download an application form here.

Opportunities for progression after your placement

  • Heritage CSCS card
  • NVQ level 4 & 5 leading to a Master Crafts Status
  • Progression to supervisory/management roles