HES Update October 2019

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We have now had our last two new HES trainees start in the last month, which brings our recruitment cycle to a final close. 

Genc has started his placement in Slate Roofing with Messenger BCR and was straight up to the roof the team are laying at the company's Collyweston Heritage Centre on his first morning. He will be specialising in Collyweston slate, a really interesting historical material, which has a wealth of history in its methods, though many have been adapted for modern use. It's only mined in small quantities now but lots of roofs in Lincolnshire have it, especially in Stamford! 

Tim has been a Technical Assistant with the Historic Places team at Lincolnshire County Council for the last few years but is now starting a Trailblazers Historic Environment Advice Assistant Apprenticeship with our support. He will be learning about the importance of archaeology and conservation during his course and will eventually be able to give advice regarding the historical importance and background of specific areas. 

We hope both of our new trainees enjoy their placements with us and though we have finished searching for new trainees for the year, if you are interested in being involved and would like to learn more ready for next year, do get in touch!

We said goodbye to our two Archaeology trainees, Asa and Maeya, who were hosted with Archaeological Project Services (APS) this month. Both of them completed their NVQ Level 3 in Archaeology and we're very proud of their achievements. Asa will be staying on with APS for the next few months as a Site Assistant and Maeya is now studying a BSc in Archaeology at the University of York. We wish both of them the best of luck as they continue with their careers. 

Recently, we have also been at Lincoln Construction Week, which is run by the Lincoln Group Training Association and had a fantastic time promoting careers in built heritage to students from across Lincolnshire.