This section relates to apprenticeship opportunities within the ironwork conservation sector.  Please let us know if you know of opportunities that could be added here.

NADFAS apprenticeship scheme 
Offers support to employers prepared to take on and train a new apprentice or trainee on any valid scheme. Bursaries of up to £5,000 from the Patricia Fay Memorial Fund are available. Applicants must show commitment to training and this training must be appropriate to the conservation and restoration of our national heritage.

New Apprenticeships
New apprenticeships are currently being formulated which have syllabus options to include practical conservation skills. This will largely depend on the nature of the employer’s business. Apprenticeships are due to start later this year. For further information please contact Adrian Legge at Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) can provide funding for apprenticeships as well as scholarships. For more information please see

Please also see Paid Learning opportunities.