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Specialist Work-Based Placements

We support a number of Specialist Work-Based Placements, offering paid, structured, work-based training opportunities in specialised fields. Here you can find out more about the aim of these placements as well as the opportunities available.

Aim

The aim of these placements is to produce historic environment practitioners with experience and developed skills in areas where there are perceived gaps in the sector. You will be placed for a limited period, typically for one year, as working staff in real working environments, either with us or in other heritage sector organisations.

You will be able to learn the skills necessary for specific posts or job roles, and also receive targeted support in career development.

This might entail working towards relevant vocational qualifications, or working through a tailored curriculum of projects. It may also include briefings and mentoring from relevant colleagues.

Current placement scheme

Our current scheme is operated in partnership with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). Placements are employed and overseen by CIfA and hosted by specialist teams in Historic England.

Two new placement opportunities are currently available and applications are welcome. Closing date for applications is Friday 24th November 2017 at 5pm.

  • Subject: Landscape Investigation
    Location: Cambridge
    Placement duration: 12 months starting around the end of January 2018
    Salary: £18,000
  • Subject: Archaeobotany
    Location: Portsmouth
    Placement duration: 12 months starting around the end of January 2018
    Salary: £18,000

Please apply directly to CIfA. For information, including job descriptions and training plans, see the CIfA website. We advise that you read these carefully before applying.

Closing date for applications is Friday 24th November 2017 at 5pm.

Interviews will be held between 11th and 15th December 2017.

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