Getting started in archaeology

Archaeology is a rewarding career. We have produced a factsheet on becoming a professional archaeologist, highlighting some of the essential things you need to consider if you want a career in archaeology.

CIfA's Diggers' Forum have written a guide to what you should expect as a trainee - 'Trainees and training programmes - what you should expect'

Other sources of archaeology career and jobs information

Information on the latest job and training opportunities can be found here. The Council for British Archaeology(CBA) maintains a directory of UK archaeological employers and links to the Training Online Resource Centre for Archaeology, and also facilitates the Young Archaeologists Club The Education section of the CBA website also has a great deal of useful information about training and working in archaeology. FAME (Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers) has useful career information on their website.

Creative and Cultural Skills is the Sector Skills Council for the creative and cultural sector and provides tools, knowledge and networks about careers in the historic environment.

Further information