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Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways – Heritage Skills Training Programme


SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE, LEARNT FROM THE PAST

Welcome to Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways – Heritage Skills Training Programme

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways have been successful in securing a significant Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £454,500 to support an ambitious training programme to introduce heritage skills to a more diverse audience. Part of the HLF ‘Skills for the Future’ scheme, this programme seeks to recruit twenty trainees over a two-year period. The railway aims to attract trainees in order to share the heritage skills of its talented workforce and in doing so, encourage careers in the heritage sector.


Skills Areas

Mechanical Engineering

Ffestiniog Railway

Mechanical Engineering in the context of a Heritage Railway Engineering Works - foundation skills in how to keep Victorian and replica rolling stock in working condition, including locomotive repairs and rebuilds;

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Horticulture

Ffestiniog Railway

Horticulture in the Context of Heritage Stations and Gardens - including how to plan, plant and maintain year round planting schemes in keeping with many different station and other heritage railway locations, and how to manage a team of volunteer gardeners;

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Heritage Joinery

Ffestiniog Railway

Bench Joinery in the context of a Heritage Railway Carriage Works - foundation skills required to build and restore fine wooden carriages with detailed artisan finishes and carpentry skills involved in the restoration of heritage buildings;

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Permanent Way

Ffestiniog Railway

Rail Engineering and Track Maintenance in the context of a Heritage Railway Infrastructure Department - track engineering skills to ensure that the track, much of which runs on unique and historic dry stone structures (that now form part of the larger landscape) can be maintained and preserved for the future;

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Interpretation

Ffestiniog Railway

Heritage Interpretation - the skills necessary to interpret and communicate the interest, significance and history of a heritage attraction such as the FFWHR to visitors, particularly in face-to-face interactions with visitors and how to use and digitise archival material;

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Heritage Walls and Fencing

Ffestiniog Railway

Heritage Dry Stone Walling and Fencing - specialist skills to restore and maintain the trackside dry stone walls and wrought iron and wire sheep fences, in order to preserve the historic character of the landscape.

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Heritage Skills Training Programme
Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
Harbour Station
Porthmadog
Gwynedd
LL49 9NF

Email: HLFS4F@ffwhr.com

Phone: 01766 516064

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