Chester Renaissance has secured funding from the Heritage
Lottery Fund to create fixed term opportunities in heritage skills.
These opportunities are available as Heritage Skills Traineeships
with Cheshire West and Chester Council.
A Traineeship is a work-based learning programme designed to
give you the skills and knowledge needed to develop your prospects
and career in the industry. By starting a Heritage Skills
Traineeship you begin the first step to a challenging and rewarding
career. To be successful you will need good communication and
numeracy skills and a logical approach to problem solving - and you
should be able to recognise the importance of attention to detail
and finish. Being committed and dedicated to both work and your
Traineeship is essential.
The skills coordinator, Paul Valentine, will send an
application form out to you on request. You need to contact Paul
with your contact details. Your training will be tailored around
your individual needs.
The Traineeship is for a 12 months fixed period, which should
allow you to complete your NVQ. You will attend day release at West
Cheshire College for a specialist course.
Your Heirtage Skills Traineeship is made up from:
Your NVQ portfolio is like a work diary, it records your
activities and experiences. Your portfolio is assessed to make sure
you are competent. Your work will be assessed at your work
Qualifying as a stone mason will open many doors to you. You
will be able to show your employer that, along with being
qualified, you have also shown commitment, dedication and
professionalism. This could lead to promotion, higher rates of pay
and managerial opportunities. Many trainees decide to progress
their education through professional qualifications like BTec, HNCs
and even degrees. Alternatively you could decide to set up your own
business or take the step to work abroad.
To request your application form and job description, and for
any further information, contact Paul Valentine on, tel: 01606
288909 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org