National Trust gets £6.2million from charity to train apprentices

National Trust gets £6.2million from the Hamish Ogston Foundation

The National Trust has been given a grant of £6.2million from the Hamish Ogston Foundation to help with training.

The Hamish Ogston Foundation has awarded £6.2million to the National Trust for a new Heritage Crafts Apprenticeship programme. 

The Hamish Ogston Foundation is a charitable organisation dedicated to three prime areas of philanthropic focus: Heritage, Health and Music. 

The Hamish Ogston Foundation Heritage Crafts Apprenticeship Programme will offer 52 apprenticeships in stonemasonry or carpentry & joinery, which will result in either a level 2 or level 3 qualification through the government’s formal apprenticeship scheme.

The apprenticeships will be followed by a one-year work placement arranged by the National Trust.

Training begins in September this year. For more information about the opportunity visit