It can often be difficult for talented individuals to break in to the heritage conservation field. Lack of opportunities to develop skills, high competition for few roles and a lack of confidence amongst others can all be barriers to young people progressing in this sector. This project aims to tackle this by providing individuals the chance to develop their skills and experience while also helping to deliver the Garnock Connections project.
Nine different trainees will be employed on the project on contracts up to twelve months over the duration of Garnock connections. They will work on different aspects of the project including wildlife recording, volunteering and oral history. Each trainee will have the opportunity to attend training courses to develop their skills in a particular area of interest.
Our first set of trainees have now finished up and have all moved into new roles or further education in the heritage sector.
This project is also funded by the Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund.