Bridging the Digital Gap: technical traineeships in archives

There has never been a more exciting time for people with technical skills to join the archives sector.

The archives of today are on hard drives, not paper. New digital approaches are needed to help preserve them for the future.

'Bridging the Digital Gap' is a Heritage Lottery funded training programme which will create 24 paid technical trainees in archives around the UK, bringing new skills into the sector. The first 15-month traineeships are already underway.

The next eight traineeships will be hosted by partner archives in London and Yorkshire and will start in October 2019. Applications for these posts are now closed.

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Bridging the Digital Gap: technical traineeships in archives
About the traineeships

About the traineeships

Find out more about the opportunities available.

Why work in an archive?

Why work in an archive?

If you are considering a career in IT, here are four good reasons why you should take a look at the Bridging the Digital Gap technical traineeships.

Digital archives - case studies

Digital archives - case studies

Find out first-hand what it's like building a digital career in an archive.

Interested in hosting a trainee?

Interested in hosting a trainee?

The Bridging the Digital Gap training programme is led by The National Archives and is a Heritage Lottery funded initiative.