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Heritage Motoring & Vehicles

Emily Leese

National Motor Museum
Heritage Skills Academy

Level 2 Diploma in Classic Vehicle Restoration

Classic car fanatic Emily, who has been a volunteer at the National Motor Museum since the age of 14, is starting a four-year apprenticeship which is being generously funded by a small group of Beaulieu One Hundred members....

Classic car fanatic Emily, who has been a volunteer at the National Motor Museum since the age of 14, is starting a four-year apprenticeship which is being generously funded by a small group of Beaulieu One Hundred members. The Beaulieu One Hundred membership is committed to supporting the work of the National Motor Museum Trust to preserve Britain’s motoring heritage for future generations.

Emily’s training will be overseen by apprenticeship provider Heritage Skills Academy, which specialises in enabling trainees to work towards industry-standard qualifications as part of its Heritage Engineering Apprenticeships programme, tailored to the specialist automotive restoration industry. Spending most of her time based in the museum workshop at Beaulieu to gain vital hands-on experience, Emily will also study the skills of the trade with Rolls-Royce and Bentley specialist P&A Wood in Essex as block release study, working towards Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Classic Vehicle Restoration.

Funding for this block release part of her training will be covered by the Automotive Apprentice Bursary awarded by the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers of London, a charitable association which promotes excellence in the automotive, aerospace and rail industries. Draper Tools has generously donated a comprehensive tool kit and chest to Emily from its Draper Expert range, which will be indispensable to her over the course of her apprenticeship.

Training Provider:

Heritage Skills Academy

Heritage Skills Academy

Heritage Skills Academy

Employer:

National Motor Museum
National Motor Museum

National Motor Museum

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Beaulieu 100

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The Beaulieu One Hundred is an exclusive initiative, limited to just one hundred members, which encourages motoring enthusiasts, collectors and specialists to enjoy a closer relationship with the award-winning National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

For most of our members, the wish to give something back is as important as the opportunities offered. As motoring enthusiasts, they are keen to support the National Motor Museum Trust in the work they do, and to enthuse and educate the next generation in understanding and enjoying our motoring heritage as much as our Beaulieu One Hundred members do.

Supported by:

Draper Tools

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Draper Tools was started in 1919 when the founder, Bert Draper, sold government surplus and tools in markets around the Kingston Upon Thames area.

It is proud to support apprentices on the Heritage Engineering Apprenticeship scheme, supplying apprentices with quality tools.

Supported by:

The Coachmakers

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The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers provides a forum for meeting like-minded people whose interests centre on the automotive and aerospace industries, coachmaking and the armed forces.

The Coachmakers is an active livery investing in young people and is delighted to support Heritage Engineering Apprenticeships through its Automotive Apprenticeships Bursary programme.

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