Apprentices and trainees

Caring for the built environment calls for skills training, so we offer apprenticeships in most trades.

A young apprentice in protective gear chisels a piece of wood.

Skills training is integral to caring for the built environment.


We offer apprenticeships in most trades.

Historic Environment Scotland trains apprentice:

  • stonemasons
  • joiners
  • electricians
  • painters
  • gardeners

Conservation Trainee Programme

We offer opportunities for people to join us trainees and learn about specific fields of building conservation. 

Craft Fellowship Programme

Our programme aims to support the traditional skills capacity across Scotland. Craft fellows are hosted and trained by master craftspeople throughout Scotland. Some of the traditional skills that our craft fellows have trained in are blacksmithing, stone carving, milling, boatbuilding and quarrying.

If you are interested in learning more about hosting a craft fellow, please contact us at traditionalskills@hes.scot

You can also sign up to recruitment email alerts.

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We advertise all vacancies as they arise, including apprenticeships. Details of how to apply are given in the advert.

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