The Next Generation of Craftspeople

With a desperate decline of traditional craft skills LTM is committed to the development of the next generation of craftspeople, trained in traditional methods and the use of traditional materials.

LTM has made it their business to mentor, train and educate the future generation of craftspeople with the annual recruitment of Apprentice Stonemasons and training of Building Conservation Trainees through our in-house training programme.

Stonemasonry Apprenticeships

Stonemasonry apprentices undertake a 4 year craft apprenticeship supported by college studies. On successful completion of the apprenticeship and skills tests, apprentices will become recognised Stonemasons with the potential to progress further within the company, as many of our stonemason apprentices have done. LTM’s commitment and dedication to training and development is evident in its people with a number of former stonemason apprentices now working in senior positions within the company.

In-house Training Programme

In recognition of the decline of craft skills needed to repair, maintain and conserve out built heritage, LTM has developed an in-house training programme in Building Conservation. Trainees gain experience onsite whilst undertaking the training programme with the view to building their knowledge and understanding of masonry conservation works. Again, former trainees who have successfully completed the training programme are now in positions where they are training the next generation of Building Conservation Trainees.

What Next?

If you are enthusiastic, keen to learn, a good team player and are committed to developing your career in traditional craft skills, then you may be suitable for a position with LTM as either an Apprentice Stonemason or Building Conservation Trainee.

For more information please see Becoming an LTM Apprentice and Becoming a Building Conservation Trainee.

As an Enrolled Practice LTM are committed to the design values and built environment principles held by the Foundation for the Built Environment.

The Prince’s Foundation for the built environment is a charity which exists to improve the quality of people’s lives by teaching and practising timeless and ecological ways of planning, designing and building.

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