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Archaeological Technician Apprentice

  • Company: Historic England
  • Location: York
  • Closing Date: 01-03-2023


Historic England are excited to be seeking an Archaeological Technician Apprentice to join their Archaeological Investigation Team. You will have the opportunity to achieve a Level 3 Apprenticeship, contributing to Historic England’s research on a range of archaeological sites and landscapes with a view to improving and managing conservation.

Under the supervision and guidance of your manager and experienced colleagues, you will work within Historic England’s Archaeological Investigation Team on a variety of aerial and landscape surveys, and an excavation project. You will develop sector skills in these and other areas of archaeological investigation. As you progress, you will work with colleagues and contribute to the creation of archaeological records, publications and other means of informing a wider public about the significance of the historic environment. You will learn to work independently, using the sector skills as you acquire them.

What you will be doing:
As you work towards completion of your Archaeological Technician apprenticeship over the course of 18 months you will spend 80% of your time in the workplace, working and learning with your team and 20% of your time will be spent off the job, completing a training programme specially designed for your apprenticeship with a recognised training provider.

You will be largely based in the Archaeological Investigation Team’s office in York, but the work will involve travel and time spent in a variety of field locations across England and in other specialist offices. This opportunity will also require outdoor work in all weathers, and planned overnight stays when engaged in fieldwork, training or study. All travel and subsistence costs for work and training purposes will be paid for by Historic England. You will also be provided with an allowance for suitable outdoor clothing and other personal protective equipment.

What they are looking for:
• You are well-organised with excellent attention to detail.
• A great team worker with the ability to get along easily with others.
• Experience of using Microsoft Office in particular Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
• You can demonstrate good communication skills, both written and verbal.
• You are curious and have a desire to continuously learn.

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