June 18 2013 Latest news:
Alistair Kleebauer, Senior reporter
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Two Ilford trainees, who beat 500 other applications to get on a heritage scheme, have found work after completing their placements.
Nowrujee Ali and Pavani Srikanda were among the inaugural set of trainees on a programme run by heritage charity Cultural Co-operation and paid for by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Trainees received a bursary of £13,500 and achieved diplomas in cultural heritage. Nowrujee completed her traineeship with Historic Royal Palaces and is now part of the Teach First scheme.
She said: “I gained a valuable insight into the culture and heritage sector and I understand and feel a part of British heritage.”
Pavani trained with Cultural Co-operation where she will stay on in a paid role supporting artists through the charity’s network programme. A second round of year-long training schemes are being offered and the programme aims to increase workforce diversity by concentrating on under-represented groups.
To find out more about the programme and how to apply, visit www.culturalco-operation.org/pages/socl.