Four new heritage trainees for Bury St Edmunds

Posted 3rd July 2014

New heritage trainees – Ben Donnelly-Symes, Sarah Clark, Daniel Clarke and Jack Everett – started at St Edmundsbury Heritage Services and Suffolk County Council’s Archaeology Services this week (Monday 30th June).

Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the young people will have a paid year-long work placement that is supported by formal training in museum, archaeology and archive work and accredited through a level 3 NVQ.

They have already faced fierce competition to gain their places when the recruitment team had to select from nearly 200 applications for the 4 places; so it’s no surprise they are looking forward to their time in Bury St Edmunds and fully committed to making a career in the sector for the future.

The trainees will be focussing their work on making heritage more accessible to the public so don’t be surprised if we see their names or their work cropping up in this paper in the future – already two of them are busy preparing the new ‘Loving the 70s' exhibition at Moyse’s Hall due to open on Saturday 5th July!