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Historic Environment Placements (HEP)

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Historic Environment Placements (HEPs) are specialist work-based learning opportunities related to the historic environment. We administer the scheme and English Heritage provides and supervises the placements.

Application requirements

  • HEP placements are extremely popular. Applicants should read the person specification carefully and try to address each point, giving examples wherever possible.
  • Enthusiasm is very important - don’t forget to tell us why you are applying for the placement
  • Ideally you should have a relevant degree (or equivalent experience) with 6-18 months’ post-graduate work experience in UK historic environment practice.
  • You may have a post-graduate qualification or comparable practical experience in a historic environment discipline.
  • You may be looking for an opportunity to diversify into a new branch of the subject or to enhance skills you have already gained.
  • Applications will be welcomed from all social groups, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, disability status, sexuality or religious belief.

Hosting a HEP placement

If you are interested in hosting a placement, please contact English Heritage selects placement hosts.

Further information

Any placement opportunities will be advertised on this website, in the Jobs Information Service and Training (JIST), and on other relevant job sites.

Job description

Training plan

If you need further help please contact

Hosting a HEP placement

If you are interested in hosting a placement, please contact Placement hosts are selected by English Heritage.

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building, University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446