Skills experts of the future

HISTORIC Scotland is seeking 18 apprentices to ensure the ongoing demand is met for traditional and essential skills across the historic environment.

The agency wants 15 apprentice stonemasons, two electricians and one joiner to take up the four-year posts on various sites from Shetland to the Borders.

It will bring the total number of apprentices employed by Historic Scotland in the last five years to 48, making it the single biggest recruiter of traditional skills trainees.

The trainee positions will focus on learning the traditional craft skills required in their chosen discipline with a focus on conservation.

While much of the training will take place on-site at one of Historic Scotland’s properties in care, there will be time spent in college at various stages throughout the four-year programme.