Historic Environment Advice Assistant (Archaeologist) Apprenticeship MOTT MACDONALD LIMITED

The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide technical, research and logistical support to Historic Environment professionals working with heritage assets in the planning and development process, and on the legal and policy frameworks for their protection.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Following a successful probationary period, you will receive bi-annual salary reviews for the entire duration of your apprenticeship As an employee owned business all staff are eligible for a yearly bonus. We also operate a merit bonus scheme

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 9am-5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working within the Heritage team to assist on everything from advising on how to manage the historic environment in large-scale infrastructure projects to assessing heritage impacts in smaller development schemes.
  • Working with wider multidisciplinary teams to develop understanding of the challenges that different technical disciplines face and how to best work collaboratively on projects.  
  • Engage with a diverse range of projects, including defence, roads, railways, flood management, water resources and with clients in the public and private sector. Developing field of interest and shaping career will progression through this engagement.  
  • Accompanying colleagues on site visits and walkovers to identify and record, for example, archaeological remains, historic buildings, conservation areas and historic landscapes.
  • Developing and attending community engagement activities, for Attending archaeological fieldwork sites with colleagues to assist in, for example, recording of progress, site meetings, and site photographs.
  • Responsibility for assisting in the creation of baseline datasets, including collection, processing and reporting.
  • Developing research and writing skills along with training in GIS software packages.
  • Get involved with our Early Career Professionals activities to develop skills and build a network, through seminars, training courses and on the job learning. This will supplement time at college and allow practical application of knowledge.  
  • Support will be provided by a line manager, professional mentor, and network of apprentices within the company, as well as the support from college tutors, which will be linked through regular coordinated tripartite reviews between academic and company staff. 
  • Support with client and stakeholder engagement by attending online and face to face meetings and recording key actions and responsibilities.Building awareness of commercial setting through project and programme support.

The training you will be getting

You will attend College one day a week to work towards your completing this apprenticeship qualification in: Historic environment advice assistant level 4.

Apprentices without level 2 English will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment.

You will have the full support of your wider team, as well as a line manager, mentor and buddy, and a dedicated learning & development team.

You will join our 2 year 'accelerate your future' internal training scheme as well as company provided training sessions.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Ideally you will then continue your employment with Mott Macdonald through full time employment or onto a degree apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C or equivalent) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C) Desired
A Level or equivalent Science (Grade A*-C) Desired

About the employer

We’re a management, engineering and development consultancy which works on projects across the world. By challenging norms, we like to solve humanity’s most difficult problems. We’re committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of our staff as well as the environment, and communities in which we operate.




22 Station Road



Andrew Challis



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Historic environment advice assistant

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

You will complete our strength based assessment online and an application form. If successful you will have a face2face, or virtual, interview with your future team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2024