In partnership with CITB, two of our apprentices are working towards their NVQ qualifications.
First year apprentice stonemason Sam Brookes has commenced his NVQ work at York College. From the outset, the basics of traditional masonry are taught, including the splitting of a stone block and squaring up, with only the use of hand tools. This is how it was done before the use of machinery and is good practice for working stone. Sam is currently working at All Saints Church at Stand, gaining invaluable experience first hand on site.
First year apprentice roofer Harry Smith is attending Bolton College to achieve his NVQ qualification in slating and roofing. During his first year he is learning how to lay basic roof tiles and slated roofs. Harry is progressing well and is currently working at Dukinfield Unitarian Chapel gaining experience in laying a diminishing coursed roof with internal valleys.
Both apprentices are under regular reviews with CITB to ensure they are receiving the correct training on site. As part of our values, Heritage are proud to be supporting Sam and Harry through their apprenticeship scheme.
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St Matthew’s Church, Chadderton
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