Historic England Summer Inclusion Placements

Are you looking for paid summer placements in the built environment or heritage sector?

Historic England are offering paid summer placements for 8 weeks in a variety of positions either remotely or in-person at one of their offices around England as part of their Heritage Inclusion Placements Programme. Training bursaries will be provided at £330 per week outside London and £380 per week inside London.

Historic England is a non-departmental public body protecting the historic environment of England by preserving and listing historic buildings, scheduling ancient monuments, registering Historic Parks and Gardens and by advising central and local government.

In the summer of 2022, Historic England are offering training placements across their offices for young people aged 18 to 24 years old that are involved in programmes at Blueprint for All across two priority audiences:

  • People with Black, Asian and minority ethnic heritage
  • People who are disadvantaged by their social and/or economic background or circumstances

are taking positive action by providing training opportunities to tackle under-representation in the heritage workforce.

It’s important to understand that these are not jobs but short-term placements which provide training opportunities across a variety of roles in the heritage sector and our organisation. Participants will not receive a salary or wage, but a training bursary to cover living expenses.


  • Aged 18 -24 of diverse ethnic heritage and/or from a disadvantaged socio-economic background
  • Interested in heritage and/or the built environment  
  • No experience/ training/ qualifications needed  

Please see the paid summer placements below with a link to the job description. To apply, please fill out the application form.  

HE01 - Listing Research Assistant - Hybrid working/ Cambridge

You’ll develop your understanding of nationally important monuments and buildings of special historical interest and how we assess them. Listing is the term given to the practice of listing buildings, scheduling monuments, registering parks, gardens and battlefields, and protecting wreck sites.

Click for job description

HE05 - London Heritage Strategy Engagement Assistant - Hybrid Working/ London, Cannon Bridge

You’ll help to support the delivery of the London Heritage Strategy, a key part of our public community engagement and inclusion work. You’ll help to support a review into how local authorities currently engage the public with their local heritage. This is a great placement for someone interested in connecting people and place.

Click for job description

HE06 - Historic Places Conservation Research Assistant - Hybrid / Remote - South West Region

To help establish a clearer understanding of the condition of conservation areas within south west local authorities’ areas and to help inform the future potential focus of Historic England’s partnership working and investment in support of the governments levelling up agenda.

Click for job description

HE07 - High Street Heritage Action Zone Engagement & Research Assistant - Hybrid/Remote - NW England

You’ll be helping by working alongside and supporting our High Street Heritage Action Zone Project team and getting involved in a broad range of activities.

Click for job description

HE09 - Human Resources Project Admin Assistant - Hybrid working/ Swindon, Wiltshire

An opportunity to discover what it is like to support the people that make up the heritage workforce. You’ll gain an understanding of HR systems & provide general administrative support to our busy Human Resources team.

Click for job description

HE13 - Youth Engagement & Research Assistant – Hybrid/Remote - NE & NW England

To undertake a youth community engagement and research project to understand how we can better engage young people with the potential career pathways available in our Historic Sea Ports and Harbours.

Click for job description

HE15 - E Learning Support Assistant - Hybrid / Remote Working - London, Cannon Bridge

We share lots of knowledge with the public and professional world at Historic England. We do this through the Internet, training (in person and other ways), writing reports and guidance either as publications or website pages. With our help and support you will learn how to build an e-learning course to introduce our new process to our Historic England colleagues.

Click for job description

HE16 Climate Change Training Assistant - Business Improvement - Swindon - Uta Langley

To create new and exciting online learning material on heritage and climate change in collaboration with the Digital Learning Producer and our heritage experts.

Click for job description

To apply for any of the roles please fill out:

Application form

Recruitment monitoring form

Send applications and questions to: inclusionplacements@historicengland.org.uk