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Graduate Trainee Environmental Archaeologist

  Wardell Armstrong LLP in Carlisle
   £16,008 rising to £17,124 after six months.
  Apply before: 20/08/2017
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
  01782 276700
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Position: Graduate Trainee Environmental Archaeologist
Company: Wardell Armstrong
Location: Carlisle
Grade: Trainee
Salary: £16,400 rising to £17,124 after six months.

Wardell Armstrong are a Registered Archaeological Organisation and as such seek to provide an opportunity for an inexperienced graduate environmental archaeologist to develop their skill set through structured training in accordance with the CIfA model. Wardell Armstrong are part of Wardell Armstrong LLP, a multi-disciplinary consultancy committed to developing the skills and experience of all of its graduate entrants to the highest levels across the entire range of its activities. An opportunity has arisen for a graduate environmental traineeship at Wardell Armstrong’s offices in Carlisle.

Training will be delivered through work experience, internal training courses, external and web-based courses and through on-going mentoring from an experienced environmental archaeologist and assistants. Training will cover a wide range of commercial environmental archaeological disciplines including processing and sorting of environmental samples, flot sorting, basic identification in archaeobotany, charcoal, animal bone and molluscs, technical report writing and health and safety. If the opportunity arises it will include of types of palaeoenvironmnetal work on site, such as augering, and also include basic archaeological fieldwork too. The traineeship will run for ten months. The progress of the trainee will be reviewed after three and six months and may be terminated if performance is not satisfactory.

Successful progression beyond the six monthly review will lead to a pay award.
Successful completion of the traineeship may lead to the offer of a permanent post, conditional upon the availability of work.


  • Processing and sorting of environmental samples (residues and flots),
  • Database entry,
  • Contributing to reports,
  • Archaeological fieldwork on a range of sites throughout the UK (must be prepared to travel and live away from their Carlisle base for limited periods).


  • Company Pension scheme (up to 5% employer contribution*),
  • Holiday entitlement of 32 days per year, including bank holidays,
  • Automatic entry to Company Life Assurance scheme*,
  • Automatic Entry to Company Income Protection scheme*,
  • Membership to Company Private Healthcare scheme*,
  • Nationally recognised certification of competencies,
  • Full payment of CIfA professional institution fees on attainment of PCIfA membership level,
  • Cycle to work and childcare voucher scheme*,
  • Paid sick leave *,
  • Free transport from our regional offices to site,
  • High quality personal protective equipment,
  • Subsistence payment of £15 per night away from home as well as free accommodation in self-catering or B&B, provided for away-based projects,
  • Payment of registration and test fee for CSCS cards,
  • Access to company-wide profit share scheme *.

* subject to scheme rules

Applicant Requirements

  • A good second or first class honours degree in archaeology heavily favouring environmental archaeology,
  • Have a good attention to detail,
  • Must be able physically able to lift up to 15kg,
  • A minimum of four weeks archaeological work experience,
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

To apply for this position please submit a covering letter and CV via our website




Please quote BAJR in your application.

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