The Cultural Ambition project kicks off in Wales

 5 October 2018

Creative & Cultural Skills is delighted to announce that the first cohort of young people on the Cultural Ambition project have now begun their traineeships.

The trainees are attending their inductions with Creative & Cultural Skills and Cardiff and Vale College at the start of September, in preparation for their first week on site. Each young person will be working towards an NVQ 2 in Cultural Heritage while being based with cultural heritage partners across Wales.  

Traineeships are taking place at Glamorgan Archives in Cardiff, the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, Plas Mawr in Conwy, Caernarfon Castle in Gwynedd, the Big Pit in Torfaen, the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea and the Wrexham Museum in Wrexham

Cultural Ambition Project Coordinator, Jo Esposti said “I'm incredibly excited that we are now at a point where we have our first cohort of trainees starting their placements. 

“This project has been talked about and worked on for years, and to have now reached a point where we have inducted our first trainees onto the programme is fantastic. I cannot wait for them to get started next week and to see how they develop over the next 12 months. “

Cultural Ambition is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future programme and Welsh Government.  Its aim is to provide 33 young people who are not in education, employment and training with 12 month training placements based wholly in heritage sites, while remotely working towards a qualification as a registered student. 

The training will include a focus on the development of softer skills and employability skills to support the young people looking at using this project as a stepping stone into further learning or employment.

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