IFA workplace bursaries

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  • Between 8 and 10 Heritage Lottery funded bursaries will be available every year for 4 years across the UK!
  • Through workplace learning bursaries, IFA aims to address identified archaeological skills gaps, and create opportunities for all sectors of the community to gain professional skills in archaeology
  • Successful candidates will be offered industry recognised workplace training built around the National Occupational Standards in Archaeological Practice
  • Achievements recorded over the course of the placement may count towards a vocational qualification in archaeological practice
  • IFA’s vision is for archaeologists to be receiving pay and conditions that are comparable with other professionals
  • Top archaeological hosts across the UK will be offering placements lasting between 3-12 months.

Opportunities in the first year will include:

  • Environmental and finds work with English Heritage
  • Field survey with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
  • Teaching archaeology with the University of Winchester
  • Human Osteoarchaeology with Queen’s University, Belfast
  • Digital archaeology with the Archaeology Data Service
  • Desk based assessment skills with Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust
  • Finds and HER work with Worcestershire County Council
  • Rural archaeology with North Yorkshire County Council

Placements will be widely advertised on the IFA website, in JIS, on BAJR, BEN, Britarch, the Portable Antiquities Scheme website, via the CBA, Heritage Link and higher education institutions.

For more information visit http://www.archaeologists.net or contact natasha.kingham@archaeologists.net

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