People who love Lincoln – which is rapidly becoming a top UK tourist destination – are being offered a fantastic opportunity to share their passion for its colourful history and heritage, by becoming a tour guide.
Lincoln BIG has teamed-up with training partner Banks Newton Heritage CIC, to give those keen to become walking guides the chance to undertake certified training, designed to help them to give city tourists a more enjoyable experience.
Being a tour guide is exciting and rewarding. Lincoln is wonderfully vibrant and boasts a fascinating history and a great heritage. Bringing it to life for tourists will not only enhance their visit, they are likely to encourage their family and friends to discover us!
Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Matt Corrigan said:
There lots of great benefits for people who step forward and take advantage of our invitation to complete a short training course with Banks Newton Heritage, which is based at Bishop Grosseteste University in Newport, Lincoln.
The training, which costs £150, offers people an excellent opportunity to develop their skills, enhance their knowledge and be part of an exciting new development for Lincoln. At the end of it, participants are also guaranteed five hours paid guiding work experience. They could go on to take their own guided tours.
There is some scope for people to earn extra income through guiding, although the majority of opportunities are likely to involve working on a voluntary basis, perhaps at one of Lincoln’s attractions.
We expect the guides will come from all walks of life. They could include students and young people. This is as much about having the right temperament to tell the Lincoln story, as it is about people’s knowledge of local attractions.
Studying requires a commitment of one day a week for eight weeks, plus attendance at three evening sessions. Overall, participants will complete about 80 hours of training, which will be followed by a practical assessment.
In addition to receiving quality training, participants have the chance to add extra value to their CV, use free learning materials in the course library, enjoy free access to historic building and sites featured on the course and also to network.
We are delighted to be able to offer this opportunity, but people interested in joining this course need to act quickly. Applications close on March 12, interviews will take place on March 14 and 15 and the training will start on March 27.
Anyone keen to submit an application, or needing further information, can download their application form from the website: www.lincolntourguides.org.uk; email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07927 302437.
Alternatively, they can find out more by popping into our informal drop-in session at the Angel Coffee House, St Swithin’s Square, Lincoln on Tuesday, March 6, from 2.30pm to 4pm.