Heritage construction specialist apprenticeship

Ensure the maintenance of heritage properties through construction projects. 

The heritage construction specialist apprenticeship is about conserving old buildings and historical sites through construction projects that repair, restore, adapt, alter or retrofit historic buildings and heritage assets. You might work in the construction sector, or in building conservation and cultural heritage sector. As a heritage construction specialist apprentice, your main goal will be to maintain these places through repair or restoration projects, making sure they keep their historical value and functionality. You’ll combine traditional materials and methods with modern, practical knowledge. That might include assessing the condition of old structures, planning repairs or adapting it to modern life (for example, integrating it with electrical or mechanical systems), and coordinating with clients and heritage professionals. You could work alone or with a small team, sometimes overseeing subcontractors. Your job titles might include conservation surveyor or site manager. Typically, you’ll be site-based, working outdoors come rain or shine. You may also need to move between sites so a driving license may come in handy. 


Duration: 24 months  

Relevant school subjects: DT, History, Engineering 

Entry requirements for the heritage construction specialist apprenticeship: Varies by employer, but likely A levels or equivalent qualifications in construction-related discipline. 

Achievement upon completion: Level 5 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree 

Potential salary upon completion: £31,000 

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