New Year (just!), New Trainees…

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As part of our ongoing commitment to train and develop the next generation of archaeologists, we are pleased to announce our second cohort of HES trainees joined Archaeological Project Services at the end of January.  A warm welcome to Sasha, Lucas and Bethany, our new National Lottery Heritage Funded Historic Environment Skills placements who will be spending the next six months with the team, learning the fundamentals of fieldwork and the process of post-ex!

The Historic Environment Skills Project is a 4-year partnership between Lincolnshire County Council, Lincoln Cathedral and Heritage Lincolnshire which concludes this year. So far nineteen bursary placements have offered opportunities for trainees to gain practical experience in a heritage related skills including traditional building techniques and archaeology.

After a very competitive round of applications and interviews, and with the generous support of our funders, we have been able to offer placements for three trainee positions.  Our trainees will learn core archaeological skills and build their confidence in excavation through use of the sector recognised BAJR Skills Passport. This will provide them with the fundamental building blocks for beginning an enjoyable and rewarding career within the sector.