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Bridging the Digital Gap: Digital Archives Traineeships from The National Archives

01 September 2020  
Posted by: IRMS
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The 'Bridging the Digital Gap' programme is offering eight paid technical traineeships funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. If you know someone with technical or digital skills who would like to join a growing part of the archive sector, please introduce them to these traineeship opportunities in London and the South West.

Trainees will spend 15 months working on live projects and earning while they learn. The programme is an ideal way to get involved with archives and bring our shared history and heritage into the new digital era.

These roles are open to applicants who hold a qualification in science, maths, computer science, or a relevant technical subject at level 3 or above, and/or are able to demonstrate work experience (paid or unpaid) in a technical or digital area.

Applications are now open for eight 15-month traineeships starting in January 2021. Apply here by 30 September 2020.

More about the traineeships:
As a trainee, you will learn the skills needed to keep the past alive for future generations and will get access to specialist training and development that consists of a structured e-learning programme and dynamic workshops.

Throughout the traineeship, you will have the chance to work together with other trainees and colleagues to develop key skills that will prepare you for an exciting career in the heritage sector.

You will be employed by The National Archives and seconded to one of the following host archives for 15 months:

E-Preservation West Consortium
  • Dorset History Centre
  • Gloucestershire Archives
  • South West Heritage Trust (Devon/Somerset)
  • Warwickshire County Record Office

Social Advocacy Consortium
  • Amnesty International, International Secretariat
  • The Guardian Foundation
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • University of Bristol
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