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Jumpstart your career

If you want to get your career started, explore different options across the sector, or see what is available, we have put some links and resources together to help you do that.

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1 Courses

You want to pursue higher education, but you don’t know where to begin? My World of Work has a wealth of information on Colleges and Universities, including skills quizzes, links to university rankings and useful resources.

You can find out more about what UK colleges and universities offer the courses you are interested in through UCAS.

2 Apprenticeships and work-based learning

Apprenticeships, traineeships, and fellowships are excellent ways to kick start your career by gaining experience and qualifications.

There are a variety of apprenticeships available across the historic environment sector. The best way to find the right type of apprenticeship for you is to visit Apprenticeships Scotland. Museums Galleries Scotland also offers digital marketing and museums galleries technician modern apprenticeships in museums and galleries across Scotland.

If you are interested in apprenticeships, traineeships and craft fellowships that relate to conservation and traditional building skills, you can find out more information about this in the Learn a Building Conservation Skill section of our website.

3 Volunteering

If you are looking for volunteering opportunities in the heritage sector, Make Your Mark is an initiative that supports everyone in Scotland to volunteer with historical, cultural and nature organisations.

4 Jobs

There are a wide range of job hubs and pages that post vacancies across the historic environment sector.  We have highlighted a few of the key ones below but you can find more in the ‘Explore Historic Environment Careers’ section of the website. If you don’t find a vacancy that you are interested in, many of these pages have an email alert or newsletter option which you can sign up to for updates on vacancies.