The Heritage Skills Academy, supported by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) and the StarterMotor Charity, brings together experts from across the Restoration Industry who are committed to teaching the old school skills and knowledge required to preserve and restore our engineering heritage. It offers Heritage Engineering Apprenticeships, specialising in classic vehicles ranging from 1900 to the mid 90s delivered from its training Academy based at Bicester Heritage.
Managing Director John Pitchforth said:
“The Classic Vehicle industry offers excellent career opportunities for young engineers. The industry is thriving and we have a range of exciting vacancies available across the country. We combine old school engineering techniques with cutting edge technology, every day brings different challenges and opportunities.”
You can meet the Heritage Skills Academy on the FBHVC stand 5-675 opposite the Practical Classics Live Stage.
The Association of Heritage Engineers (AoHE) will make its Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show debut this month, as part of the show’s commitment to education and the industry skills shortage.
In just over a year, the AoHE has grown rapidly, creating a network for mutual help and support which allows engineers, whatever their background, experience or age to meet, talk, share and contribute to build a legacy for future generations.
Founder Dominic Taylor-Lane said: “We support and champion Heritage Engineering in all the forms it can take. From pedal bikes to steam trains, from classic cars to independent museums and heritage organisations.
“AoHE aims to help heritage organisations prosper. We believe our passion must not only survive but thrive. There are many bright, enthusiast people wanting to make their careers in heritage engineering. We want to help them fulfil their purposes and demonstrate the relevance and importance of our heritage to everyone, so that it is preserved and inspires all our futures.”