Work experience placements available in heritage building skills

Picture of an apprentice, Hattie Lodge using traditional building skills

Apprentice Hattie Lodge using traditional building skills

• Are you interested in working on some of Wales most iconic historic buildings?
• Are you struggling to develop your masonry and carpentry skills and would value an opportunity to work alongside skilled masons and carpenters?
• Would you like to qualify in a short heritage course: the Level 3 award in the Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Pre-1919 Buildings?

Cadw and the Tywi Centre are currently offering people the opportunity to learn more about heritage building skills via work experience placements.

Short work placements are available for successful applicants to learn basic heritage construction skills at Caerphilly Castle, Tretower Court, Conwy Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Denbigh Castle, St Fagan’s Neath Abbey, Cilgerran Castle or our Crumlin workshop, working alongside experienced craftspeople. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about carpentry/joinery, stone masonry or lime washing through working on a historic site.

Designed for people with some experience in the construction sector, the Experience Heritage Building Scheme (EHBS) facilitates 4-week work experience placements in the built heritage sector, including stonemasonry and carpentry placements, at historic sites owned and/or managed by Cadw and the National Museum of Wales.

The closing date is 7th January 2016 – further information and details of how to apply are available from nhellier@carmarthenshire.gov.uk