HLF invests in Skills for the Future campaign with Welsh railway training scheme
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
truGym
Competitive
Nationwide, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Competitive hourly rate
Sutton-in-Ashfield , United Kingdom
Xercise4Less
Competitive
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK
énergie group
Self-employed
Southwark SE1, UK

HLF invests in Skills for the Future campaign with Welsh railway training scheme

Training opportunities
training opportunity
Les Mills
location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
more training

Wales' biggest tourist railway has secured national lottery funding to support an ambitious training scheme encouraging careers in the heritage sector.

Worth £454,500 (US$633,000, €519,000), the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant – awarded to the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways – will be used to support the training programme, which aims to introduce heritage skills to a more diverse audience.

As part of the HLF's Skills for the Future campaign, the programme will see 20 trainees recruited over a two-year period, with candidates learning heritage skills during their time working at the tourist attraction.

Karen Spring, a former head teacher, has been named project manager, with her new role overseeing the entire training scheme and her first task to prepare for the first round of trainees, who will join the programme in September later this year.

Areas covered by the scheme will include horticulture, heritage joinery, heritage mechanical engineering, dry stone walling, permanent way engineering and heritage interpretation. The scheme will be carried out in collaboration with local partners and colleges, according to the railway.

"For our national heritage to have a bright future we need to ensure that there are people with the skills necessary to conserve, work with and interpret our heritage assets," said Paul Lewin, director and general manager of Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways.

"It is of vital importance that people from all backgrounds are attracted to be involved in our heritage at all levels. Also as traditional heritage skills diverge from the requirements of mainstream industry, it is ever more important that we concentrate on developing those skills. This program, made possible by HLF, allows us to focus on these challenges in a way that we simply could not otherwise hope to do."

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Wales' biggest tourist railway has secured national lottery funding to support an ambitious training scheme encouraging careers in the heritage sector.
VAT,HAM,TRA
THUMB26294_720032.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 42,808
08 Jul 2020
A free-to-access training platform has launched to help the sport and fitness workforce confidently return to work, as lockdown measures are eased. The £250,000 ReActivate ... More
08 Jul 2020
The government of Dubai has announced that spas and massage centres across the emirate can now open for business following the coronavirus lockdown on 15 ... More
07 Jul 2020
Glasgow Life, which runs leisure and culture facilities on behalf of Glasgow City Council, has said that it will begin opening its gyms and fitness ... More
07 Jul 2020
Fitness equipment firm Nautilus Inc is looking for a buyer for its commercial equipment brand Octane Fitness – less than five years after acquiring it. ... More
06 Jul 2020
The government has confirmed that the £320m Physical Education and Sport Premium will be made available for the next school year (2020-21), starting this September. ... More
06 Jul 2020
Boutique gym operator, Gymbox, faced threats of legal action over its bid to reopen on 4 July, with CEO, Marc Diaper deciding not to proceed ... More
ukactive
ukactive
03 Jul 2020
Technogym has announced the launch of live streaming and on-demand classes. The new content will be delivered via the Technogym Mywellness app. The service will ... More
03 Jul 2020
A number of gym operators are concerned that local lockdowns could come into effect in some areas of the UK before gyms reopen, further delaying ... More
03 Jul 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that gyms may be able to reopen in a ‘couple of weeks’. Johnson made the comments during an interview ... More
02 Jul 2020
UK consumer confidence has improved significantly since the beginning of the lockdown, with a fifth of households now thinking they will be better off in ... More
02 Jul 2020
Tenzing Natural Energy, the drinks brand behind the Tenzing Clean Air Tracker, has recently added new functionality to its free mobile tool, now enabling its ... More
02 Jul 2020
The PGA Tour has recently bought 1,000 Whoop bands for its golfers, after PGA Tour golfer Nick Watney said he was alerted via his Whoop ... More
Focus Training
Focus Training
01 Jul 2020
ukactive has announced that Active Uprising and the National Summit are going digital as part of free events programme for 2020 The events will be ... More
01 Jul 2020
Kathryn Moore, founder of Spa Connectors, has announced the launch of the Hall of Wellness Awards (HOW Awards) to recognise those excelling in their fields ... More
01 Jul 2020
Industry body ukactive has today (1 July) hosted a delegation of government and public health officials on visits to a number of gyms and leisure ... More
STA
STA
1 - 15 of 42,808
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University