Opportunities for an apprenticeship working on the Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament
Opportunities are available to have an apprenticeship working on the Houses of Parliament.

The Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG) is currently working with member company Wates to recruit trainees on a pre-employment programme leading to an apprenticeship working on the Houses of Parliament.

Apprenticeships will be offered in stonemasonry, carpentry and roofing.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will provide an introduction to the heritage conservation sector that would give those taking part an impressive start to a career in the sector.

The programme includes an induction to heritage craft trades on live working sites on the Parliamentary Estates, followed by a six-week assessment programme at the Building Craft College in Stratford, London. Successful candidates will then be offered an apprenticeship in a heritage trade.

  • Opportunity to work on long term programmes involving the restoration of Parliamentary Estates
  • Assessment programme course includes: accredited training, information, advice and guidance and work experience
  • No previous experience is needed
  • Fully funded

To be considered for this programme you must be willing to attend an awareness event and assessment day early in September. Successful candidates will then embark on the full six-week course and, on the successful completion of that, there will be the opportunity to undertake a full apprenticeship in stonemasonry, carpentry or roofing.

To apply you must:

  • Be over the age of 19
  • Live in London
  • NOT be in full time Education

All applicants selected for the programme are expected to have good punctuality, show interest and engagement in the course, progress in skills, and work well as part of a team that includes other students.

To apply, contact Jon Brookes on 07740 485855 / jonathan.brookes@wates.co.uk. Postal address: Norman Shaw North, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2TT.