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Still time to apply for Trainee posts

Still time to apply for Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership Vacancies

There’s still time to apply for one of five new Traineeships being awarded by National Historic Ships, although the closing date is only a week away!

Subject to confirmation of HLF funding in the next few days, this project will provide ten 12-month training placements at five partner sites ranging from Scotland to the West Country and offering on-board specialist training to ensure the significance of these craft and the ability to operate them safely and effectively is kept alive. The trainees will also undertake a tailored course in historic vessel maintenance at the International Boatbuilding Training College and an interpretation placement at the Scottish Fisheries Museum. A skills mapping exercise will provide template training models for the wider sector and an assessment framework for seamanship skills will be developed as a project legacy.

Hannah Cunliffe, Policy & Project Manager at National Historic Ships UK said: “This scheme offers a unique opportunity for trainees to learn the dying skills of traditional seamanship whilst living on board one of the nation’s historic vessels.  They will be taught how to maintain the vessel during the winter, whilst actively sailing the UK coastline during the summer season.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience what it is like to operate one of the larger historic sailing vessels on the National Historic Ships Register, with paid training tuition and a choice of vessel types and locations in which to study”.

To find our more and download application forms please see our post on 14th January or click HERE.