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Get involved in Heritage Careers Week

Event information

Date: 17th July

Time: 10am – 11am

Organiser: Historic Environment Scotland (HES)

Venue: Online

Cost: Free

HES are excited to invite organisations in the Scottish heritage sector to participate in Heritage Careers Week (28th October – 1 November 2024), a unique event dedicated to celebrating and promoting the wide variety of careers in the heritage sector.

What is included?

Heritage careers includes career related to archaeology, architecture, engineering, planning & surveying in a heritage context, archives and libraries, conservation of objects, heritage tourism, heritage science, historic landscapes and gardens, industrial heritage, museums and galleries, and traditional buildings skills.

What is Our Heritage Careers Week?

Working with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) and guided by the Young Scot Youth Forum, Heritage Careers Week is an opportunity to raise awareness among young people, parents, and educators across Scotland of the breadth of roles and range of pathways available within the historic environment sector, address common misconceptions and inspire young people to consider a career path into the historic environment careers.

There are different ways to get involved with different levels of commitment:

  1. Participate in an online session for influencers, educators, and parents
  2. Get involved in the Heritage Careers Week national social media campaign
  3. Contribute to national online live lessons live streamed into classrooms via DYW Live

4.Organise local employer-led in person activity supported by the DYW Regional Groups. This can be anything from going into schools to give a talk to an event in a venue and everything in between.

Why get involved?

  • Collaborate with others
  • Share your story
  • Showcase Your Organisation
  • And inspire our future workforce

HES can…

Provide resources including heritage careers week branding, employers and educators pack and social media visuals

Connect you to your local DYW group if you don’t have an established relationship. If you are interested in this, please fill out the Employer Registration form.

For more information or to express an interest in being involved contact

Want to find out more?

HES are hosting an employer’s information session on Wednesday 17 July, 10:00-11:00. The session will take place via Teams. To sign up, email

This session will provide more background to Heritage Careers Week, cover the main ways in which you can get involved, and will include examples of activities from previous careers weeks.

Event booking

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