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We’re keen to open up new routes in to jobs at the National Trust, that’s why we’re continually growing the number and range of apprenticeships we offer, helping individuals earn while they learn and contribute to the care of our special places.

Our Level 2, 3 and 4 apprenticeships are open to everyone and offer real paid work based learning opportunities that will help set the course for a future career in the cultural heritage sector and beyond.  We don’t always require candidates to have prior experience or lots of qualifications to apply, however it should be noted that all apprenticeships require candidates to gain a qualification in English and Maths where they don’t already hold these, which we will support you with.  All of our apprentices are assigned a dedicated line manager and in some instances a separate mentor also.  You will be welcomed into our teams and expected to operate alongside other staff.

Apprenticeship opportunities vary in length, challenge and structure, depending on the occupation you’re training for. They’ll always last for at least 12 months, but some may run for longer. All apprenticeships involve off-the-job training, supported by a separate training provider and the amount of the off-the-job training varies depending on the apprenticeship and could involve the training provider coming to your work place, you attending college or attending some of our internal courses. While we can’t guarantee a permanent role at the end of your apprenticeship, we do encourage everyone to apply for roles within the Trust and will encourage and support you to look for suitable positions

We are an equal opportunities employer and a member of the “Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network”. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Typical roles

Fancy learning how to be a Stonemason and help to carry out important conservation work? Or maybe you love to work with computers and want to join our IT team? Here’s a sample of some of our most recent apprenticeships we have offered across the country:

Horticultural apprenticeship

Learn what it means to be a gardener, getting stuck into both big projects and small ones, nurturing plants and flowers, and becoming an important part of one of our skilled gardening teams.

IT apprenticeship

Gain technical experience while you learn on the job with our IT experts and understand how IT forms such an important part of the work we do at the Trust.

Joinery apprenticeship

Develop the skills you need to be able to work on historical buildings and help to keep traditional skills like joinery alive for generations to come.



Food and Beverage


Let our apprentices take you on a journey.

Why they chose to be an apprentice and what it means to them. Meet Rhys from Conservation Buildings, Thomas from Joinery with their mentors Ricky and Ian; Alice, Nigel, Emily, Bertie, and Thomas from Gardening and Kerry from Food and Beverage.