HS2 unearths new opportunities for trainee archaeologists
10 trainees had no idea they could get the opportunity to play a pivotal role in the delivery of Britain’s new high-speed railway by supporting the most extensive archaeological dig currently underway in Europe.
Funded by £5 million from the National Retraining Fund, the trainees undertook an initial 6-week training programme, delivered in conjunction with BMet College (a member of the National Training Partnership) with several the trainees going to be directly employed by archaeology and built-heritage specialists.
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