TRAINING opportunity at Cwmbran library from the Conserving Local Communities Heritage (CLOCH) project.

The project is part of the Heritage Lottery Fund‘s Skills for the Future programme and will provide work-based training opportunities in the heritage sector.

Each cohort of trainees starts with a three month induction at Glamorgan Archives, followed by a range of placements in partner libraries, archives or museums.

Throughout the year, trainees will work towards relevant qualifications and build up their knowledge and skills in four main areas, digitisation, research and local history, conservation and collection management and community engagement

The CLOCH project is targeting men aged under 30, as it seeks to enable young men to gain experience in occupational sectors where they are under-represented.

Traineeships could offer the opportunity to develop skills in family history, local history and working with people through a series of work-based training placements in libraries, archives and museums.

The recruiting process for four trainees to start in November 2013 is currently open but closes on Septebmer 23.

The project offers full-time, fixed term work-based training placements of 12 months to start in November 2013, a bursary of £12,500 (tax free) per annum, to take place in host locations

The traineeships are designed for men aged under 30 who are unemployed or have not worked in paid employment in this sector.

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