Marsh Heritage Crafts Trainee Award

HCA/Marsh Trainee of the Year
£1,000 (Marsh Christian Trust)

The Heritage Crafts Associations aims to ensure that traditional craft skills survive into the future, and this requires a regular intake of enthusiastic and dedicated new entrants. Identifying and recruiting the right trainee can make the difference to the continuation of heritage craft businesses and in some cases crafts themselves. Broadly classified as ‘trainee’, the award winner could be on a formal apprenticeship scheme, a less formal traineeship, an institution-based course with a high degree of practical training, or even be pursuing ‘portfolio-style’ training comprising of short-courses and workshops, as long as training has formed a significant part of at least twelve months prior to applying.

Trainees may nominate themselves, or be nominated by their trainer or a craft guild or membership organisation. The person nominated can be any age. All finalists will be invited to the HCA’s Awards Ceremony at the Houses of Parliament in Autumn 2020 (date to be confirmed) and are expected to attend.

Opening date for applications: Saturday 1 February 2020
Closing date for applications: Friday 1 May 2020, 5pm

To apply
Read the application notes and then download an application form

The Marsh Christian Trust, as part of their commitment to grassroots recognition, is working in partnership with the HCA in support of the significant work done by those passing on skills in heritage crafts.

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