Closed: Archaeology Insight Day


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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.

Fusion 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.

We are 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.

Phase 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 Warwickshire.


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
Decision Making
Understanding how a business operates
Communication Skills
Interpersonal skills
Professional Etiquette
Team work

Great For Students Who Are:

Team Player
Hard Working
Interested in learning industry basics
Able to learn quickly
Willing to learn

Candidate Questions

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.