Victory for trainees

LAUNCH HMS Victory was the base for the start of a national project to get young people to work in heritage.     Picture: Malcolm Wells (111270-9816)
LAUNCH HMS Victory was the base for the start of a national project to get young people to work in heritage. Picture: Malcolm Wells (111270-9816)
Lieutenant Colonel Nick Grace leads Royal Marine musicians on board Britannia

Nick’s swansong on Britannia is a proud moment

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IT’S ONE of the most prized pieces of history in the country.

So HMS Victory was the perfect place to host the national launch of a scheme offering traineeships for young people at heritage organisations across England.

The Heritage Lottery Fund and former 1st Sea Lord Sir Jonathon Band were among guests who attended the event in the ship’s Great Cabin.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy and HMS Victory are part of the new project called Strengthening our Common Life which offers 12 paid placements in Portsmouth, Bristol and London.

These placements will offer a range of skills and experiences for trainees to gain a diploma in cultural heritage and help them pursue a career in heritage.

Placements are nine to 18 months long and worth £13,500 a year. For more information visit culturalco-operation.org.