Lincoln Castle skills traineeships funded by grant

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A £250,000 lottery grant is creating new heritage skills placements at Lincoln Castle.

Seven new trainees will gain experience in stone masonry, stained glass and joinery work.

The places will be based at a new £12m heritage skills centre at the castle, which itself is the result of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant.

The HLF said the money would provide much needed training roles as well as safeguarding historic monuments.

Jo Reilly, from the HLF, said: "We are funding organisations like Lincolnshire County Council to give new opportunities, mainly to younger people but open to people of all ages, to train on the job with paid placements and get accredited qualifications.

"At Lincoln Castle these people will be getting an NVQ and training for a year alongside expert craftspeople."

The funding is part of a national award of placement grants.

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