Information for archives

We are seeking applications from UK archives who wish to host a Bridging the Digital Gap trainee from October 2019.

The Bridging the Digital Gap training programme is led by The National Archives and is a Heritage Lottery funded initiative, running in three cohorts of 15-month traineeships.

Applications must be made in consortiums of four. One archive will be the lead archive for the consortium and make the application on behalf of the group.

For further information and advice prior to making an application, please send an email with the subject line ‘Bridging the Digital Gap enquiry’ to

The closing date for applications is Friday 1 February 2019.

Two consortia of four will be selected to form a cohort of eight archives.

Archives in the successfully selected consortia must be willing to support the trainee recruitment process from April 2019 onwards.

Download consortium application pack: