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Support our Apprenticeships

Historic England is embarking on a new apprenticeships scheme in 2018/19 that aims to support eight apprenticeship starts per year. Six of these will be new, entry-level positions (apprenticeship Levels 2, 3 and 4) in archaeological conservation, cultural heritage conservation and advisory roles.

The scheme will help to address some of the skills shortages and skills gaps in the heritage workforce. It'll build on the achievements of other hugely successful training programmes, including our recent Positive Action Training Placements. We anticipate that these opportunities will support our future workforce with the skills and qualifications needed for a strong career start.

We are currently devising new apprenticeship standards with partners in the 'Historic Environment Trailblazer' group that will apply to a range of heritage roles at different levels, creating clear structured career pathways in a number of specialisms.

How you can help

Funding is needed to unlock these opportunities across the breadth of our services. Your support could help an apprentice gain the skills and qualifications needed to properly care for, conserve and manage our historic environment into the future.

Together, we can look after England's past and future

To find out more about supporting an apprentice, please contact Head of Philanthropy, Caroline Crewe-Read.

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