AW/AE Professional Placement Student Interview

Our professional placement student Lucy from the University of Manchester is now approaching the end of her year with us and is featured in this video for the university, talking about her experiences with us.

In 2019 the Department of Archaeology at the University of Manchester introduced a new 4 year archaeology degree programme to include a year’s professional placement. We were approached by the university and agreed to provide an opportunity to allow for a student to undertake a paid placement, adhering to the CIfA approved training scheme that is followed by all trainees who join Archaeology Wales and Archaeology England.

During the last year Lucy has successfully completed the training scheme and has progressed to site assistant, which is a great achievement and a credit to her hard work and dedication throughout her time with us. She has worked on numerous projects for both Archaeology Wales and Archaeology England, providing a breadth of archaeological experience across different periods and regions.

Of her time with us, Lucy says:

“I have enjoyed my placement year at Archaeology Wales and Archaeology England for lots of reasons. Working with a great team has undoubtedly made my experience here more enjoyable. Travelling to different areas of the country has also been a highlight. Overall, the variety of projects we get to work on has meant that every day has been different and exciting.”

We wish Lucy every success in the closing stages of her placement and going forward into the final year of her degree.

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