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Employers Webinar: Historic Environment Advice Assistant Apprenticeships

Strode College and Historic England’s training delivery team are running a FREE webinar on heritage apprenticeships this month: Understanding What Apprenticeships Can Do For You: Historic Environment Advice Assistant Apprenticeship Thursday, April 29, 2021 2pm 3:30pm This will be promoting the Historic Environment Advice Assistant apprenticeship to encourage employers to sign up and get an […]

Oxford University Dept of Continuing Education Courses and Workshops in the Historic Environment 2021

After a long pause, Oxford University’s Continuing Education department have launched a new interesting programme of online courses for professionals in the historic environment to run over the next few months. They are offering six courses online, five of them completely new, touching on the areas of key skills and knowledge, career development, and challenging […]

Archaeology & the Construction Industry Scheme

FAME is happy to announce the release of our advice note on Archaeology and the Construction Industry Scheme. You can download it here:Archaeology and the Construction Industry Scheme v1.1 This follows on from older FAME advice, but updated with reference to the specific guidance. This document also contains a version control. Please check here to […]

Rebuilding Heritage: Applications are open

Applications are now open for Round 4 of Rebuilding Heritage.  The deadline to apply is 11pm on 30 March.  You can find out all about the one to one expert support (business planning, media and communications, fundraising and legal) and training (leadership, wellbeing, digital marketing for freelancers, financial literacy and workplace inclusion) on their website: […]

ACRA 2021 Online Learning Opportunities

As part of FAME’s partnership with ACRA (American Cultural Resources Association), all FAME members can access any of ACRA’s 2021 Online Learning Opportunities at the advertised International Partner discounted rates. To access your discount, please contact Doug Rocks-Macqueen at info@famearchaeology.co.uk to receive a registration code. 2021 Online Learning Opportunities The slate of ACRA’s 2021 continuing […]

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. […]

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