Education / apprenticeship initiatives

Gosport Borough Council is in discussion with Fareham College, Hornet Sailing Club and Solent LEP looking at developing specialist training for students in heritage conservation work. This will involve on-site training and enable students to work on historic buildings on the site.

The initial idea focuses on providing training in the use of lime mortars, plasters, renders, brickwork and roofing materials and would aim to include actual hands-on experience of repairs to a heritage assets. Apprenticeships and helping to establish a specialist training centre would be key to this initiative with the aim of developing with the College and other partners a centre of excellent as a HAZ legacy.

In addition, opportunities to include schemes/short course/events for heritage guiding, and conservation education to homeowners, will be considered as part of the broader education potential.

Key Facts

April 2019 – March 2024

Improve local skill base in heritage and conservation related activity
Support increased opportunities in the borough

Gosport Borough Council
Fareham College
Hornet Sailing Club
Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust
Solent LEP


Where are we now?

Discussions with training agencies are ongoing. HAZ tries to ensure that apprentices or work placements are utilitised on each construction project which is part of HAZ.