Apprenticeships to consider if your favourite subject is history

Apprenticeships to consider if your favourite subject is history

If your favourite subject is history and you are thinking of pursuing it further, there is a broad range of careers open to you.

History can provide you with a set of transferable skills that are applicable to a wide range of careers such as law, publishing, journalism and the media, museums, librarianship and archive work, teaching, advertising, work in the development sector, or even global charity work.

During your apprenticeship, you could develop skills in writing, research and analytical thinking.

Here is a selection of apprenticeships on offer that all have a focus on the subject of history.

Archaeological specialistYou’ll plan, undertake and lead archaeological research and investigations, which may include excavations and scientific analysis. The duration is 36 months and you’ll achieve a level 7 degree apprenticeship upon completion.

Cultural heritage conservation technician: As a special practitioner, you’ll ensure the preservation of cultural heritage objects or collections. The duration is 24 months and you’ll achieve a level 4 apprenticeship upon completion.

Cultural learning and participation officer: You’ll plan, organise and coordinate artistic and cultural education programmes. The duration is 15 months and you’ll achieve a level 3 apprenticeship upon completion.

Curator: As a curator, you’ll work at a museum or historic trust, researching and developing collections that are accessible to the public. The duration is 36 months and you’ll achieve a level 7 degree apprenticeship upon completion.

Heritage engineering technician: You’ll work on heritage artefacts to preserve, restore and document their history. The duration is 42 months and you’ll achieve a level 3 apprenticeship upon completion.

Historic environment advice assistant: You’ll provide technical, research and logistical support to historic environment professionals. The duration is 24 months and you’ll achieve a level 4 apprenticeship upon completion.

Historic environment adviser: You’ll interact with a range of people to provide advice, guidance and assessment to those working on heritage sites. The duration is 36 months and you’ll achieve a level 7 degree apprenticeship upon completion.

Museum and gallery technician: With an eye for detail, you’ll create permanent and temporary exhibitions and displays within a museum or gallery. The duration is 15 months and you’ll achieve a level 3 apprenticeship upon completion.

Registrar: Working in the cultural sector, you’ll help preserve and protect items of unique and often irreplaceable art or artefact. The duration is 36 months and you’ll achieve a level 6 degree apprenticeship upon completion.

 

The Find An Apprenticeship service lists many apprenticeships currently available in England. You can check regularly to discover an apprenticeship related to the subject of history near you.

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