At the heart of the Historic Environment Skills (HES) project you'll find our trainees.
Between 2018 and 2022, the project hopes to equip at least 20 interested people with the skills needed to protect and maintain our rich historic environment in future years.
We hope this will be a start to addressing the shortage of skilled craftspeople that are needed to care for our historic environment. If you are a young person looking to begin a career in the built heritage sector or someone looking to change careers, these might be the opportunities for you!
As of autumn 2020, we have had, or currently have trainees in Stone Masonry, Joinery, Archaeology, Buildings Trust Preservation Management, Slate Roofing, Heritage Plastering, Traditional Coir Matting and practical Historic Building Conservation.
We are also supporting a Historic Environment Advice Assistant apprentice.
Our host partners are equally as wide ranging with our trainees learning alongside the workforce of Lincoln Cathedral, Heritage Lincolnshire, Archaeological Project Services, Jerico Joinery, Make An Entrance, Messenger BCR, Millstone Restoration and Lincolnshire County Council's Historic Places team
All of the trainees who have finished with us so far have chosen to stay in the same skill area as they continue to build their careers or pursue further study.
We have also celebrated achievements and promoted our trainees' new skills in events to the wider community.
You can meet the trainees at many of these events and also learn more about what a career in heritage entails, and until these events can take place again check out the From the HES trainees section of our website where you can read what they get up to in their own words.
If you have any questions about our traineeships or would like to be added to our newsletter mailing list, please feel free to email HES@lincolnshire.gov.uk.