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Historic England Kickstart Programme

Historic England’s Gateway application has been successful with its first 100 placements to be recruited over the next 11 months. Placements go live from April. Kickstart Scheme Background In the middle part of 2020, the government launched its new Kickstart scheme, aimed at providing six month paid work placements specifically for 16-24-year-olds who are claiming […]

Case studies in the use of, and engagement with, archaeological collections

We would like to draw your attention to a series of case studies has been compiled and published by the Society of Museum Archaeologists on the wide range of use and engagement activities that archaeological collections are used to deliver. As highlighted in our webinars with SMA (recorded so you can watch them), the results […]

Heritage Apprenticeships Update (England)

Historic England has put out an update on the current developments in heritage apprenticeships in England. Of particular use to FAME members considering running a apprenticeship(s) is a list of current providers and their offerings. Download the update here: Heritage Apprenticeships Update Feb 2021

Meet the Contractor 2020 videos

HS2’s recent annual virtual ‘Meet the Contractor’ event offered potential suppliers the opportunity to learn about the HS2 project and thier supply chain. All 24 of the sessions can now be found on a YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQHXGU97P0FIjU75odCf7WI5yBXaq1Nxv

Important Changes to Kickstart Scheme

From 3 February 2021, employers will be able to apply to the Kickstart Scheme, in the UK (for our Irish members see the similar Youth Employment Support Scheme), without a minimum threshold of 30 jobs. Furthermore, the government is closing applications for new gateways this week, but businesses can still sign up an existing gateway. […]

FAME webinar: Archaeology and pipeline safety in the UK

We have the recording of another one of our FAME webinars to share with you: Recording: https://youtu.be/vpnTyapgF9Q There have been a number of incidents around the world involving archaeology works taking place without contact being made with the pipeline operators prior to works beginning. To proactively promote pipeline safety and avoid such instances in the […]

FAME webinar: Hiring non-UK Staff in Archaeology from 2021 onward

Our FAME webinar, Hiring non-UK Staff in Archaeology from 2021 onward, was recorded and the video is now available to view: Recording: https://youtu.be/3fDRSaok_qM This webinar will cover the change in circumstances, due to Brexit, in organisations ability to hire EU staff. It will review the process and costs associated with becoming a Tier 2 sponsor, […]

FAME webinar: The benefits of Consultant and Contractor collaboration

The recording of our webinar, The benefits of Consultant and Contractor collaboration, is now available: Recording: https://youtu.be/K5R-_Fd5szQ Claire Cogar, Director of Archaeology at Iceni Projects and Guy Hunt, Founding Partner at L-P Archaeology discuss and present effective ways for consultants and contractors to collaborate to ensure the successful delivery of archaeological work on development projects.

Upskill your heritage workforce in England

The recording of one of our webinars – Upskill your heritage workforce in England– is now available. A little about the webinar: Apprenticeships – They’re not just for school leavers! This webinar will take a look at the new suite of apprenticeships that have been designed specifically for working in the historic environment and will […]

Self-isolating after returning to the UK and employment

Yesterday, the Government released new guidance on quarantining and Employment Rights for England: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/self-isolating-after-returning-to-the-uk-your-employment-rights The other home nations have their own guidance: Wales: https://gov.wales/how-self-isolate-when-you-travel-wales-coronavirus-covid-19 Scotland: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-public-health-checks-at-borders/pages/self-isolation/ (updated August 24th) Northern Ireland: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-advice Broadly they all require 14 days of quarantine if coming back from a country not on the approved list. Work can undertaken from […]

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