The YCCC is delighted to host a webinar on Historic England’s exciting new partnership with the Hamish Ogston foundation. The Foundation’s generous pledge of £3.5 million will support skills training and employment in the construction industry, particularly focussing on the skills needed to conserve historic buildings. All training delivered as part of the programme will include work on live Heritage at Risk sites in the North of England.
The funding will be used to support several tiers of work-based training. It will establish placement opportunities for full time students and apprenticeships in core construction trades like bricklaying, painting and decorating, plastering, stonemasonry, carpentry and joinery, and roofing. As we develop the programme in detail, we would like to talk to heritage construction companies about supporting and benefitting from aspects of this programme. The meeting will provide a valuable opportunity for us to further explain the programme, particularly the T Level and apprenticeship elements. There will also be plenty of opportunity for participants to post questions to Historic England staff helping to develop the programme.