Closed: Archaeology Insight Day
Interested in a career in
archaeology or want to find out more about the heritage industry?
This virtual insight day offers
the opportunity to hear from industry professionals currently working to
deliver the archaeological programme being undertaken in Buckinghamshire, prior
to the construction of the HS2 line. The day will involve a series of panel
talks from archaeological specialists with the opportunity to learn more about
multiple career pathways into the sector. As part of this, participants will
undertake a group exercise discussing the ethical considerations of
archaeological excavation, research and presentation of skeletal human remains,
through case study examples. Participants will gain insight into the process of
archaeology within the commercial sector and the application of STEM within heritage.
This programme is a collaboration between L-P: Archaeology and Fusion JV.
L – P : Archaeology is a commercial archaeological service
that has operated since 1990. It has been an independent practice since 1999,
after nine years as the archaeological department of Lawson Price, a town
planning consultancy. L - P have offices in London, Chester, Bristol and the
East of England. They specialise in urban and digital archaeology but employ a
range of professional archaeologist and heritage experts across the sector.
are a joint venture project. This means that more than one company has joined
together on the project. In this case the three joint venture partners are
Ferrovial Agroman (part of Amey), Morgan Sindall and BAM Nuttall. They are all
large construction companies in their own right.
currently working on the enabling works for HS2 in the central section. High
Speed 2 (HS2), is one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the world, and
will see a new high speed railway line constructed from Euston in London, to
North of Birmingham, and up to Crewe.
1 of the HS2 route runs between London and Birmingham ; covering over well over
200km and is split into three sections; from London to Gerrards Cross (South),
Gerrards Cross to Southam (Central), and Southam to Birmingham (North). The
central section is the part of the project we are working on, and it travels
through Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and
10.00 - 10.30 am
Welcome / Introduction to Archaeology
10.30 - 11.00 am
Opportunities in Archaeology
11.00 - 11.30 Break
11.30 - 12.00
Talk from specialists (field archaeologists)
12.00 - 12.30 Talk from specialists (Osteologists)
12.30 - 1.00
Talk from Specialists (Public archaeologists)
1.00 - 1.30 Lunch
1.30 - 2.30
Exercise - the ethics of archaeology (inc break out room discussion )
2.30 - 3.30
Present on discussion/case study
3.30 - 4.00
Discussion and questions
Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:
Understanding how the organisation operates
Career Development Workshop
Understanding how a business operates
Great For Students Who Are:
Interested in learning industry basics
Able to learn quickly
Willing to learn
Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
Which of your skills would you like to improve?
What interests you about this opportunity?
Tell me about a time you achieved something you didn’t think you could.