CBA Community Archaeology bursaries

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CBA logo, text in a green backgroundThe CBA is advertising nine 12-month-long training placements in community archaeology across England, Wales and Scotland.

The Council for British Archaeology, a registered charity (287815) with a secretariat based in York, is advertising nine 12-month-long training placements in community archaeology, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, with additional support from English Heritage, Cadw, Historic Scotland and the Welsh Archaeological Trusts.

The Community Archaeology Bursaries Project supports work-based training placements across the UK which aim to provide valuable workplace learning opportunities for individuals with a background in archaeology who are seeking to develop their skills in working with community groups and running community archaeology projects.

This is the first round of such placements over the next three years. The host organisations and locations for the Year one Community Archaeology Training Placements (CATPs) are:

  • Cadw (Cardiff)
  • Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford (Manchester)
  • Dyfed Archaeological Trust (Llandeilo)
  • Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust (Swansea)
  • Gwynedd Archaeological Trust (Bangor)
  • National Museums Liverpool (Liverpool)
  • Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (Edinburgh)
  • Surrey County Archaeological Unit (Woking)
  • York Archaeological Trust (York)

Bursary: See individual job descriptions

For complete details of these training placements (including the application forms) please download the relevant application pack via our Community Archaeology Training Placements page (, or visit the host organisation websites.

Closing date for all CATP applications: Friday 11th February
Interview dates: See individual application packs.

For specific queries about the Community Archaeology Bursaries Project, email us on

Contact: Suzie Thomas

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