Skills Shortages


Most owners know how much of a struggle it can be to find skilled and experienced tradesmen to carry out work on their property. Our own supplier’s directory can help you find the right people, but often there simply aren’t the right tradesmen in your area. The Club see this as a major concern, especially as older tradesmen retire without passing their skills on.

We have decided that this needs some real action, and so we’ve adopted this as part of our political campaign. We have started looking closely at the apprenticeship system and discussing ways to make it more attractive to the small businesses who make up most of the heritage sector. We’ll be discussing policy options with trade bodies and ensuring that heritage isn’t forgotten in the discussion of training.


To read the full story, see the latest issue of Listed Heritage, the Club’s 155 page bi-monthly magazine. Every issue includes a dedicated section on our lobbying efforts, as well as news, features and technical guidance from across the heritage sector.

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Apprentices Working With Wood