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Become a Conservation Specialist

Structural engineers specialising in conservation and heritage play a very important role in protecting and restoring important old structures, such as castles and cathedrals. They have specialist knowledge of traditional building materials and techniques, which means that they can advise on the best way of sympathetically repairing historic structures.

They also get involved in project to sustainably refurbish and retrofit old buildings so that they can be used for new purposes and their stories can continue. 

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Pathways to becoming a Conservation Specialist

Route 1: Apprenticeships

You can apply to Curtins for an Apprenticeship which will offer you practical, work-based learning, recognised qualifications and a weekly training wage from the age of 16.

Route 2: University Degree

Engineering degrees normally require an A-level or equivalent in maths, combined with other subjects depending on the discipline:

Maths + Physics / Chemistry / Geography / Economics.

Design & Technology and Computer Science are also useful.

You’ll also need five GCSEs grade C/4 or above including Mathematics, English and Science.

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