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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 kate.geary@archaeologists.net. English Heritage selects placement hosts.

Further information

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

Job description

Training plan

If you need further help please contact kate.geary@archaeologists.net

Hosting a HEP placement

If you are interested in hosting a placement, please contact kate.geary@archaeologists.net. Placement hosts are selected by English Heritage.

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

0118 378 6446
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