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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.


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.

There are no new placement opportunities currently available.

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