Trainee Field Technician

Montague Road, Warwick
£18,672 - £18,870 per annum
11 Sep 2018
03 Oct 2018
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Here at Archaeology Warwickshire, we believe that our most important asset is our staff. Our 'enjoy work' ethos translates into unrivalled potential for advancement in our dedicated friendly team. We don’t hire people merely for digging, although excavation will be a core part of the post, and we encourage all staff to be multifaceted and flexible archaeologists ready and able to take on new challenges with the support of more experienced colleagues. 

The Role

37.0 Hours per Week

We are offering positions on a Chartered Institute for Archaeologists approved training scheme designed to enable graduates with little or no experience to acquire the knowledge and skills required to develop a career in commercial archaeology.

Trainees will gain industry leading experience in a wide variety of techniques and processes, measured against prescribed learning goals, that will stand them in good stead for their future career. 

Key Requirements

  • We expect a degree, preferably in archaeology, or a post-graduate qualification in archaeology
  • A commitment to learning the skills required of an archaeologist
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weathers
  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm for archaeological research
  • Ability to work as part of a team. 

 For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Stuart Palmer, Principal Archaeologist and Business Manager, 01926 412278.

Please complete your application including the answer to the following question;

"What is your favourite 'bit' of British archaeology - and why?"

Please return your completed application form to 


We would like to thank Oxford Archaeology for their permission to use Oxford Archaeology's copyrighted Graduate Training Scheme documents.

Closing Date: 1 October 2018

Interview Date: 12 October 2018

Please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to access the application form please contact the Recruitment Centre on, including your contact details.

Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

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We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. 

Supporting documents
Job Description
Application Form
Graduate Training Programme

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