Apprentices needed now

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APPRENTICES with traditional skills are needed by Historic Scotland.

The agency are searching for 18 apprentices across the country to meet demand for essential skills across the historic environment is met. They are looking for 15 apprentice stonemasons, two electricians and one joiner to take up four-year posts across various sites from Shetland to the Borders.

While much of the training will take place on-site at one of Historic Scotland’s properties, there will be time spent in college at various stages throughout the four-year programme. At the end of the apprenticeship, participants will gain an industry recognised qualification, which will see them become experienced crafts people.

David Mitchell, Historic Scotland’s director of conservation, said: “These apprenticeships are quite unique in Scotland and we expect many young people to come forward to be considered for the roles. They not only offer the successful applicants an opportunity to learn a skilled trade but they open up many doors for future employment.

“Having employed some 48 apprentices over the last five years, this latest recruitment drive reinforces our commitment to investing in the next generation of our skilled trades people to conserve and maintain our estate, as well as delivering a workforce for the wider historic environment in the longer term.”

For further information of the 18 apprentice positions and how to apply, visit

The closing date for applications is February 15.