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Heritage sector seeks displaced apprentices for traditional building skills programme

The future of building conservation and the training of the next generation in heritage building skills have received a boost thanks to funding for a unique Apprenticeship partnership training scheme.

The Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme is offering up to 45 placements in the heritage sector. Trainee placements are available in[...] read more

Passport to Your Future - Year Two Take Over

There has to be a first post, so here it is…

The first year trainees on their collections management traineeship are coming to the end of their year, now they will all be prepared for work out in the big, wide world of conservation. We second year trainees, on the other[...] read more

Attingham Park: The Exhibition Set Up

As you may have read in Andy’s last post, the exhibition is up and running! So I thought I’d put up some photos to show you some of the hard work done by the team that has gone into planning, researching and finally installing the exhibition.

So after weeks[...] read more

All roads lead to Rome (or a Roman Villa at Chedworth)

This blog is by Samuel, one of the Visitor Experience trainees on the Passport to Your Future programme

Week One

My first week began on Saturday the 4th of February with a volunteer day at Chedworth. This was a chance to allow those living locally to visit the Chedworth site and have[...] read more

Photos, Cockerels and Introductions...

This blog is by Jon, one of the Visitor Experience trainees on the Passport to Your Future programme

I walked up to the main entrance to Godolphin house this morning and realised how lucky I am to be working here! This place is stunning I met Gin & Kitty as they[...] read more

Custard or Cream for the double decade...nt Christmas Pudding

Custard or Cream for the double decade...nt Christmas Pudding

The Passport to your Future (PTYF) programme consists of both collections and CMS placements. This means that some trainees focus more on the collections management side of things whilst the other trainees main focus is conservation and care of collections.Being a care of collections trainee at[...] read more

Curveballs and Care of Collections at Chastleton!

On Tuesday 6th March ten "Passport to your Future" trainees from all over the country headed to Heelis for “moving to employment” and Housekeeping training. The career development day focused on all important CV writing and how to sell yourself to possible employers- celebrity style! Emma and Sian gave us[...] read more

Back to Back with Husnara Bibi

Looking back on my first two weeks

Cupboards, doors, cellars, steep stairs, crooked stairs, more stairs, secret passageways, the smell of coal fires and burning candles; this was my first impression of the Birmingham Back to Backs.

A unique property hidden in the heart of England’s burgeoning second city, the Back to[...] read more

Up, close and personal with Killertons finest - trainee Charlie Critchley

Hello everyone, I’m Charlie and at present I am working at two National Trust properties: Killerton in Devon and Trerice in Cornwall. I am a trainee on the Heritage Skills Passport training program based at both properties. Killerton is a house that has split personalities. The first floor is about[...] read more

An interns tale - Sophie from South Devon Countryside

South Devon Countryside recently lost its first internship. This is a tale of success rather than failure though with Sophie our first ever internship moving to pastures new, from intern to permanent ranger for the National Trust in one giant leap. For anyone considering whether a National Trust internship is[...] read more

Meet Tyntesfield trainee Graham Millard

Having worked in many mundane roles throughout my working life, I was really excited to have been accepted on the Passport training scheme. Based at Tyntesfield, I have been working on the ‘Tyntesfield Unpacked’ project, where I have been dressing one of the never-before-seen rooms as part of the new[...] read more