Fully funded opportunity to learn stonemasonry

The Building Crafts College is inviting applications from people aged over 19, especially anyone on Universal Credit, who wants to spend a year on a fully-funded course learning stonemasonry or joinery. The courses will begin as soon as the students have been recruited.

The Building Crafts College, one of the top colleges in the country for learning stonemasonry and joinery, is offering at least 12 people looking for a career in the crafts to spend a fully-funded year at the college learning the skills it teaches.

It is hoped the opportunity will be particularly attractive to people who are unemployed or want a step up from a job where they are claiming Universal Credit.

The college is looking for at least six people, male, female or non-binary, for each skill. They will attend the college two-and-a-half days a week and, if they are successful, will end up with an industry-recognised City & Guilds level 1 diploma that can lead to an apprenticeship or other employment opportunities - and even during the Covid pandemic the College has retained its 100% success rate in placing its stonemasonry students with firms, which are struggling, especially in London, to find the skills they need.

Funding for the trainees now being recruited will come from money made available for the development of Stratford in London, which is where the Building Crafts College is based. The training opportunity is open to everyone, not just those who live in Stratford, although successful applicants will have to get themselves to the college at E15 1AH.

This is an introductory course to learn the skills of the crafts and no previous experience is required.

For further information about the courses and the College, please email [email protected] or call 0208 522 1705 and ask for Admissions

You can also find out more about the Building Crafts College on the website below.