Colchester Borough Council have announced a number of apprenticeships focused around history and Colchester.

The ‘Transforming People to Transform Museums’ scheme will provide paid trainee opportunities for successful applicants, who will also train to achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Cultural Heritage.

Cllr Tim Young, Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Business and Culture, said:

This is a terrific opportunity for local people. The paid traineeships will enable individuals to learn and gain valuable experience of museum practice, together with transferable business skills, to help them in their future careers.

The scheme is funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Skills for the Future Programme’, the Museums service- together with project partners The Long Shop Museum, Museum of East Anglian Life and Palace House: National Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art.”

In total nine bursary paid placements of £14,400 per annum will be available from 29th October 2018.

Anyone interested in applying for a role can do so at, but be quick; applications close on 8th August.


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