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Federation Skills Trust
The object of The Federation Skills Trust is the advancement of education by promoting, whether directly through financial or other support, the training and teaching of engineering skills and processes and by encouraging and supporting the development and transference of skills appertaining to the repair, maintenance, preservation and renovation of all types of heritage transport, historic vehicle and machinery.
The Trust was established as a product of the cooperation between the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and The Galashan Trust around heritage engineering apprenticeships. We have contributed financially and in practical ways with the establishment of apprenticeship training providers including the Heritage Skills Academy.
A charity registered in England and Wales number 1192334
Heritage Skills Academy
We work directly with Employers who task the Heritage Skills Academy with:
Advertising their vacancy
Conducting initial Interviews with applicants
Shortlisting suitable candidates and arranging interviews with the Company
Organising employment with the company
Organising and delivering the Apprenticeship Training over three to four years
Looking after the interests of the Apprentice and Employer to ensure that Apprentices are successful
The Heritage Skills Academy (HSA) operates from two campuses:
Our Bicester Heritage location provides an exciting and vibrant environment which embeds apprentices within the world of specialist engineers, historic engineering and cutting edge technology.
Our Brooklands Museum campus is on the site of the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit and was the location of the most prolific aircraft factories in Europe to this day.
Our passion is to see the next generation of young people driving, maintaining and enjoying historic cars. We know that if nothing is done, the world of classic motoring will begin to change and even disappear.
We believe our old car world can provide a real haven in the digital age: enjoyment, adventure and community. It’s a place to belong; where friendship, common interest and mechanical fun are self evident; where things are repaired and not thrown away. StarterMotor is determined to ensure a big welcome to the historic motoring community for young people by supporting them in their ambitions and promoting access to classic cars.
StarterMotor is a Registered Charity no. 1171312 based at Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire.