Working with the Engineering Heritage Skills Initiative, we have managed to secure a bursary to support the apprenticeship of Matthew Foot for 12 months. Matt had already showed great commitment to learning heritage skills, particularly boat building skills, by volunteering one day a week at the Museum.
We’re delighted to be able to work with the EHSI to get this bursary, through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future scheme, which will support the placement. Matt will work very closely with the conservation team, contributing to the ongoing conservation work on the boats that will be on display when the new Museum opens.
We hope to have more apprenticeship and training opportunities in the future so watch this space if you want to find out more.