Historic England have announced the launch of a new five-year training and apprenticeship programme to help save heritage construction skills. The £4.3 million programme will address asevere skills shortages in the heritage sector. It is made possible thanks to funding from The Hamish Ogston Foundation – the largest one-off investment ever awarded to heritage construction training in England.
The scheme will increase expertise in essential crafts including bricklaying, carpentry, and stonemasonry, all crucial skills needed to restore England’s historic buildings. Further details can be found here: Traditional Heritage Skills to be Saved Through New Apprenticeship Programme | Historic England