Hear from our trainees

Trainee blogs

In these blogs, our current and past Bridging the Digital Gap trainees describe their various projects and what it’s like to work in an archive.

Trainee Olivia Northrop examines a record at East Riding Archives

Trainee Olivia at East Riding Archives

Jacob Bickford, Erin Liu, Ellie Peng and Ash Ullah

‘DIY’ digital preservation: a collaborative trainee project on personal digital archiving

Ben Barber, King’s College London (KCL)

The Interior of a Tank Factory
Chapel Preservation Project

Frances Bell, Explore York

Trainee Thursday
Anne Lister
19th-century family newspapers and how to make your own
Archives under quarantine – accessing archives from home
Announcing launch of Explore York Images
Missing York? Information on our ongoing caption challenge

Jacob Bickford, University of Westminster

Bridging the Digital Gap at Westminster
Digital sources in the archive

Manasseh Boyd, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Bridging the Digital Gap

Marco Brunello, University of Leeds

Bridging the Digital Gap
The South Bank Show Production Archive Transcription Project
Celebrating 50 years of Northern Ballet: quoted in an article in ARC Magazine, June 2020, page 14

Jim Costin, University of York

Bridging the Digital Gap
Preserving emails – how hard can it be?
To reorganise or to not reorganise
Bridging the Digital Gap to ARA professional registration

Erin Liu, University of the Arts London (UAL)

Bridging the Digital Gap with UAL
Learning with Joy Cuff
Enriching access to the Camberwell ILEA Archive
Preservation planning for born-digital student artworks
Steering digital preservation ambitions at University of the Arts London: article in ARC Magazine, October 2020, pages 16-17 (co-authored with Elisabeth Thurlow)

Michael Norman, East Anglia Film Archive

Reflections on Bridging the Digital Gap: article in ARC Magazine, July 2020, pages 6-7

Olivia Northrop, East Riding Archives

Engaging the public with archival material at East Riding Archives

Jack Quinlan, Hull History Centre

Basecamp at The National Archives

Ellie Peng, Transport for London (TfL) Corporate Archives

Bridging the Digital Gap: one year on

Isabelle Reynolds-Logue, University College London (UCL)

Bridging the Digital Gap: Part 1
Bridging the Digital Gap: Part 2
Reflections of a Bridging the Digital Gap trainee

Ash Ullah, London Metropolitan Archives

Through the eyes of a Bridging the Digital Gap trainee

From The National Archives

Bridging the Digital Gap traineeships bring new skills into archives
Bridging the Digital Gap: technical trainees in archives

Previous traineeship programmes

Transforming Archives was our traineeship programme between 2014 and 2017, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The programme provided 37 paid traineeships for people new to the archive sector in England and provided an introduction to archives, training and on-the-job development. Hear from past Transforming Archives trainees about how they used the skills they had learnt to find rewarding jobs.