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Archaeologist Traineeship


  • Location: A14 road scheme sites and St Neots
  • 2 week familiarisation starting mid-January 2018
  • 3 month paid programme starting in February 2018

On offer is a 2 week familiarisation and training programme, hosted by West Anglia Training Association (WATA), aimed at providing potential trainees with a chance to understand the role of an archaeologist and see what a career in archaeology could be like.

The two week programme if successfully completed will lead to a paid 3 month training programme working with a team on A14 construction sites. The trainee pay is the equivalent of £17000 a year paid monthly.

The 3 month programme covers:

  • archaeological principles and techniques 
  • gain practical archaeological and Health & Safety skills, and the
  • opportunity to create a lasting record of our past as you uncover new evidence of how people lived in this area.

All the necessary equipment and protective clothing will be provided.

Ideally you will have all the following qualities:

Preferably have A* to C grades in GCSE Maths and English

  • Have bags of enthusiasm and energy but can focus on detail
  • Are not afraid of early mornings and hard work
  • Are excited about building a career in archaeology
  • Are friendly, sociable and ready for a challenge

The two week programme is unpaid but benefit claimants will continue to be eligible for benefits while taking part. The traineeship that follows is paid.

Following completion of this traineeship there is potential for further full time with salary rising to £21000 per annum (after a probation period).

If you have a passion for the past, are able to travel to the worksites, want to work in a team, and are happy to work outdoors, then please:

  • send your CV and
  • a short statement about why you want this opportunity to:

Important - Include "A14 Traineeship" in your email title.

A copy of the of the Traineeship flyer can be downloaded as a pdf.

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