Archaeological Technician Apprentice

Based at Milton Keynes
Course being run by Cirencester College
Full time – 37.5 hours
£11,700 per annum

The archaeological apprenticeship offered at Border Archaeology includes field archaeology training in line with our established graduate traineeship programme. However, it also includes skill acquisition within multiple specialist departments within commercial archaeology that include digital surveying and processing, palaeoenvironmental processing and analysis, finds processing and cataloguing, human osteology, archiving, illustration, research and historic buildings.

Apprentices will be welcomed onto our excavation sites for an average of three days per week and will have the opportunity to work on multiple sites so as to experience archaeology from many different time periods as well as a range of site conditions and site investigation methodologies. Apprentices will be buddied up with members of our experienced field team but will also find comradeship from trainees.

Apprentices will also have the opportunity to work within specialised departments and develop their understanding of their ultimate career goal. Through this, apprentices will appreciate the lifecycle of an archaeological project and the importance of all facets of historic environment practice.

Apprentices will have full access to our experienced and knowledgeable staff and will be able to arrange periods of job shadowing as well as one-to-one mentoring.

A driving licence is an essential prerequisite within commercial archaeology. However, apprentices who are learning to drive will not be excluded from this opportunity provided they understand this will limit the breadth of their learning potential.

Please apply through the Government website


Experienced Field Archaeologist

Full time / Permanent
Milton Keynes

This role will be based at our Milton Keynes site. As an experienced member of our team you will be working on a variety of sites throughout the country. Quality accommodation, with single room occupancy is provided for away work.

Essential criteria:

Six months commercial archaeological experience
Ability to work to standards and deadlines
IT Literate
Current Driving licence (essential)
Archaeology Degree qualified (preferably post-graduate)

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Border Archaeology is a leading Consultancy and Contractor supplying Archaeological and Built Heritage Services across the UK.

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals with potential for fast-track career development for which speculative CVs are always welcome. We will keep your application on file for 6 months.

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