Paid traineeships (Tax free with qualification or certificate)

Available Positions:  Museums & Galleries Traineeship x 2 (Edinburgh)

  Technical Conservation Skills Traineeship x 2 (Stirling)

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Applications are now open for 4 full time (Monday – Friday), 12-month work-based placements in Museum and Heritage Sectors starting late March / April 20189.

Training Bursary grant of £13,500 gross per annum

Plus a qualification/certificate recognizing learning and understanding.

Application deadline:  Wednesday 6th March at 5 pm

Interviews week commencing 11th March 2019

Next Step Initiative is a leading Ethnic Minority Social Enterprise and Charity established in 2009, working towards transforming the quality of life of African and Caribbean/Ethnic Minority Communities in Scotland. Through the support of strategic heritage partners, has created this unique and exciting new skills training programme. ‘The Ethnic Minority Career Museum and Built Environment Heritage Programme’, (EMCMBEHP). Supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s National Skills for the Future Initiative.

Trainee host partners (2019-2020) include: Historic Environment Scotland, Edinburgh Museums and Galleries, and the David Livingstone Trust.

Selection Criteria: Experience & Skills

    • Applicants must have a proven enthusiasm for and interest in culture and heritage and a genuine wish to pursue a career in the sector.
    • No specific academic qualifications are required but the trainees should be able to express themselves clearly in spoken and written English, have reasonable arithmetic and mathematical skills and have good attention to details.
  • Traineeship is only open to people from African and Caribbean/Ethnic Minority Communities across Scotland

Application Instructions

The Application Pack, can be obtained from

Once completed please send it back to same email address, thank you.

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