The below opportunity is open to postgraduate students at all levels and of all disciplines. Please circulate as appropriate. Thank you.
Research Institute for Arts and Humanities
Swansea University Graduate Centre for Arts and Humanities
The AHRC-Funded Heritage Skills Programme Presents:
‘The Heritage Apprentice’
Open to postgraduate students nationally, this world-leading and unique programme offers a fully-funded opportunity to compete in a team event modelled on the BBC TV series ‘The Apprentice’. Students will tackle specific challenges associated with [email protected], an exciting, heritage-led regeneration project focused on the site of the former Hafod-Morfa Copperworks in the Lower Swansea Valley. This multi-partner project is led by Professor Huw Bowen of the Department of History and Classics at Swansea University. For further information go to: www.welshcopper.org.uk.
Teams will be assigned tasks by a panel of experts drawn from the worlds of academia, heritage, business, and tourism; and the winning team will be ‘hired’ to undertake a two-week work placement with Professor Bowen.
Expertise and mentoring will be provided by representatives from distinguished heritage and professional organisations as well as Swansea-based academics. The programme offers opportunities to bolster employability credentials and gain the transferable skills and experience currently in demand in the heritage and tourism sectors. ‘The Heritage Apprentice’ will run from 3-7June 2013.
To apply: please send a two-page CV and a 250-word summary telling us why you are the right candidate for the programme to Kate Spiller, Project Co-ordinator: [email protected]
Postgraduates across all disciplines are invited to apply.
Deadline for applications: 12.00pm on 7 May 2013