We are passionate about training, whether it be to invest in the development of our staff, to bring on the next generation of archaeologists, or to build capacity in heritage conservation, regeneration and tourism
Our graduate trainee scheme, launched in 2014, has proved to be a huge success, with many of our trainees successfully gaining essential field and processing skills and reaching the required standard to apply to CIfA at Practitioner level. The scheme was highly commended by the Archaeology Training Forum in 2016. We are currently working with Historic England and the CIfA to develop an apprenticeship scheme.
We work closely with Oxford University Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE) to develop and deliver training for the historic environment sector. Through OUDCE and in partnership with Cotswold Archaeology and Pre-Construct Archaeology, we are currently offering courses on practical skills and knowledge for field archaeologists.
We also work with heritage bodies, international organisations, and national governments to develop skills and raise awareness of sustainable heritage conservation and its role in urban and rural regeneration and tourism.