Printing Apprenticeship at Smail’s

The Nation­al Trust for Scot­land is to offer an appren­tice­ship in print­ing, in part­ner­ship with His­toric Scot­land. This has been made pos­si­ble by Skills for the Future, a UK-wide project financed by the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund, which offers work-based train­ing for peo­ple from all walks of life to gain voca­tion­al skills in the her­itage sec­tor. The appren­tice will be based at Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works in the Bor­ders. Appli­ca­tions are invit­ed for a bur­sary grant for 18 months, with the inten­tion of start­ing in Jamuary 2012. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will work on the oper­a­tion, repair and main­te­nance of the machin­ery as well as wel­com­ing vis­i­tors and inter­pret­ing the prop­er­ties.

For more infor­ma­tion please con­tact Kat Angus, Devel­op­ment Depart­ment, The Nation­al Trust for Scot­land, Her­mis­ton Quay, 5 Cultins Road, Edin­burgh, EH11 4DF or email development@nts.org.uk with your name, address and phone num­ber, cit­ing ‘Appren­tices’.