Specialist Apprenticeship Scheme – Preservation Industry
“The future depends on what you do today and offering apprenticeships is a great way of growing talent for the future as well as helping young people start their careers within the property care industry. I truly believe that starting an apprenticeship with the PCA is a great way to gain invaluable hands on experience.” – apprenticeship employer
The PCA understands the importance of providing appropriate training to all of those within the specialist damp and timber industry. This applies to all stages of a professional career in the preservation industry.
The PCA has developed a Specialist 18 month Apprenticeship Programme “In situ Treatment of Timber and Damp in Buildings Above Ground”, an industry first, to encourage individuals into the preservation industry. This is mainly due to the increase in those retiring and the lack of succession. The Apprenticeship will ensure that those who want to pursue a career in preservation have a relevant specialist path to follow.
The Specialist Apprenticeship Programme is available to all. This includes PCA members, non-members and the wider specialist construction industry. Apprentices can have some or no previous experience in the industry and there is no minimum or maximum age.
The programme is fully endorsed by the CITB and forms part of their apprenticeship programme for the specialist trades. It is also subject to substantial grant funding, subject to meeting certain criteria.
We launched the programme in December 2015 and the first two cohorts have now successfully completed their NVQ’s and are well on their career path in the preservation industry.