Historic Environment Scotland Internship Scheme
Project starting Autumn 2021
Application Deadline: Monday 2 August 2021 at 12pm
Historic Environment Scotland is a charity and public body leading the way in protecting, understanding and sharing Scotland’s historic environment, for today and for future generations. HES cares for more than 300 historic sites and their associated collections, as well as an archive of over 20 million items. HES protects Scotland’s historic places through designations and consents, and provides grants to local communities to repair and revitalise their historic environment. HES is at the forefront of investigating and researching the historic environment and addressing the impacts of climate change on its future. HES also provides advice and guidance, and offers a wide range of outreach, training and learning opportunities.
This internship will contribute to identifying the skills gap relevant to two aspects of the work of Historic Environment Scotland (HES): construction and tourism. This project will support Scotland’s historic environment sector to make more targeted investment in skills provision, provide evidence for qualification and programme development, and will be used to make a case for incorporating heritage skills into existing mainstream provision.
This project will provide:
- The opportunity to to apply research skills in a practical setting to develop hypothetical models of skills needs
- Practical experience of testing models’ application and provide recommendations for improvement
- The opportunity to engage with key partners across Scotland’s skills landscape and develop their network
Full details of the internship can be found here. The deadline to apply is Monday 2 August at noon.
Context The historic environment sector is a multi-faceted sector spanning all aspects of Scotland’s built and cultural heritage and comprising of an equally diverse business structure and workforce. It comprises a high level of self-employment and, a considerable number of micro and small businesses. An estimated 505, 000 buildings in Scotland are traditional (pre-1919) buildings. This includes residential housing, commercial property, and high streets, as well as monuments and properties of national importance. The Problem that the Internship will help to address Two key skill sets of vital importance to sustaining the historic environment are in tourism and construction yet