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Apprenticeships launched to preserve built heritage

Student masons Robert Broomsgrove and Jonny Cowell practise for a competition at Heritage Craft Alliance's Thorp Perrow training centre. (S)

Student masons Robert Broomsgrove and Jonny Cowell practise for a competition at Heritage Craft Alliance's Thorp Perrow training centre. (S)

A company that teaches building preservation skills has launched a new apprenticeship scheme to help keep traditional craft techniques alive.

Heritage Craft Alliance Ltd, of Thorp Perrow near Bedale, has launched a two-year, advanced apprenticeship at NVQ Level 3, accredited through OCN.

The qualification covers all masonry and wood occupations, including materials science, technical drawing and tools and techniques. It also develops skills in construction and maintenance, conservation and repair and understanding of traditional and historic buildings.

Potential employers or apprentices should contact Glenn Young or Jude Newell at heritagecraftalliance@gmail.com or call on 01677 422289 or visit www.heritagecraftalliance.co.uk for more details.

Applications for March 2013 are now being taken. Applicants must have level 2 craft or equivalent, or construction sector experience.

 
 
 

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