ESAMP Heritage traineeships

A trainee rethatches a roundhouse
A trainee rethatches a roundhouse

Heritage Grants

Lewes, East Sussex, South East
Sussex Archaeological Society
£252000
This HLF-supported project took on seven trainees in 2011 for 12 months of work-based training focusing on heritage building skills and historic landscape management.

Between May and July 2011, East Sussex Archaeology and Museums Partnership (ESAMP) recruited a Skills for the Future Training Officer and seven Skills for the Future trainees. They began their traineeships during September and October 2011.

Heritage trainees developed skills in archaeological and historical building methods. They acquired practical heritage building skills through ESAMP projects and training; this involved re-thatching a roundhouse, building a Mesolithic house, coppicing, axe use, tool sharpening, risk assessment, archaeological research methods and experimental archaeology.

The trainees have taken on a project to re-develop the visitor interpretation at Seven Sisters Country Park with ongoing training in landscape archaeology and heritage management that has included monument restoration work and archaeological surveying. 

Find out more on the project website.