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Traineeship opportunity at Gloucestershire Archives @ The Heritage Hub

Published
01.09.2020
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Bridging the Digital Gap – 15 month paid traineeship

  • Do you enjoy working with technology and digital systems at college, or at your job or voluntary work?
  • Are you looking for a challenging development opportunity with a digital focus?
  • Would you like supportive on-the-job training and to do real work in a rapidly developing area for the archive sector?

About archives

Archives are collections of records in all media that provide us with a wealth of information about people, places and institutions. Without them, we could not trace our ancestry or explore our collective and individual identities. Archives have an impact across society – from inspiring literature and influencing design to informing research and challenging established views of the past. As a result, it is crucial that we preserve them and enable others to engage with them.

Importantly, the archives of today are digital rather than on paper, and so there has never been a more exciting time for people with technical skills to join the archives sector.

The role
This traineeship will help you gain the skills needed to keep the past alive for future generations.

As a trainee, you will spend 15 months working on real-life projects, learning on the job and gaining valuable and rewarding work experience. You will also have access to specialist training and development, consisting of a structured e-learning programme and dynamic workshops.

Throughout the traineeship, you will have the chance to work together with other trainees and colleagues to develop key skills that will prepare you for an exciting career in the heritage sector. You will also work towards a recognised certificate issued by ARA, the professional body for archives.

To submit an application you must fulfil one of the following essential criteria:

  • A level(s) or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) in science, maths, computing or other technical subject(s)

OR demonstrable experience in using technical skills in the workplace or voluntary activity

Find out more and apply!

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