We are delighted to announce that three new trainees have joined us!
Historic Environment Skills is a four year long project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. A total of 21 bursaries are being offered across the heritage sector, delivered through project partners including Lincolnshire County Council, Lincoln Cathedral, Archaeological Project Services and ourselves.
We have two archaeology trainees, Asa and Maeya that have joined Archaeological Project Services, find out more about them here.
Heritage Lincolnshire have welcomed Laabiyah for the next 18 months to learn Building Preservation Trust Project Skills. She told us a bit about how she got interested in heritage and is finding her placement so far:
How did you become interested in a career in heritage?
‘During my childhood I loved the film ‘The Mummy’, after that I was given many books on Egyptology and wanted to become an archaeologist. It was only after watching an episode of ‘Time Team’ that I decided the rain and mud were not for me. After a Classics A-Level I went on to do Classics and Archaeology at university and in my final year I decided I wanted a career in heritage as it has always been my passion. During this summer I did a placement with Historic England and my line manager was a Heritage at Risk Officer. I decided I could really see myself working in heritage’.
Why did you apply for the role?
‘It is a great opportunity to get hands on experience working with an organisation that are passionate, experienced and make a difference. I was drawn to the length of the 18 month placement which will allow me to develop my skills and will be an asset for future employment’.
What do you love about your role as a trainee?
‘I have been here for over a month and have already learned so much! I look forward to the rest of my time here. It’s great to be working alongside a supportive team, I have had many training opportunities already and new experiences such as attending an archaeology dig, field walking, and attending meetings with other organisations. I also love that I am able to visit places and buildings that are not accessible to the public’.