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Graduate Cultural Heritage - Stroud

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If you’re looking for a role as a Graduate Cultural Heritage Consultant and wishing to develop your career and you are ambitious to achieve your career potential, read on.

You will work with industry experts who are leaders in their field and have an enormous breadth of knowledge to share. At Arcadis ongoing professional development and coaching means that you will have the opportunity to participate in programmes designed to help you grow your skill sets and take your career to new heights.

Our environmental practice in the UK comprises over 250 staff and we are presently working on some of the largest civil engineering infrastructure, urban regeneration and transport projects in the UK. We cover a number of sub-disciplines including Environmental Impact Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment, ecology, landscape architecture, air quality, cultural heritage, acoustics, hydrology, transport planning, sustainability and geosciences.

Graduate Development Programme

We have a two year development programme for our Graduates, during which time many work towards various accreditation routes which you will be fully supported with. Our Graduate programmes have helped over 300 people through their accreditation exams since 2011.

We offer a dynamic challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives. Given the international spread of the business a certain level of flexibility in working hours is important.

Role Requirements:

Reporting to the Cultural Heritage Team Leader, you will be required to work on a range of projects including EIA projects and NSIPs. You will assist other members of the Cultural Heritage team in the delivery of project-related tasks to meet budget, time-frame and quality targets, meeting or exceeding client expectations. You will work as part of a wider project team completing tasks such as carrying out site visits and conducting research at Historic Environment Records, archives and record offices, processing and managing heritage data in ArcGIS, assisting with the delivery of technical reports including Desk-based Assessments, Heritage Statements and inputs to EIAs and providing support on the production of bids. You will also be given the opportunity to liaise with key heritage stakeholders including Historic England and Local Planning Authority Archaeologists and Conservation Officers.

You will work in collaboration with other disciplines and acquire the knowledge and practical skills through on-the-job learning to further your Cultural Heritage knowledge and understand the interaction between Cultural Heritage and other Environment disciplines. Similarly, there will be opportunities for you to work on a wide variety of schemes and innovative, technically challenging work.

Qualifications / Experience:


  • Degree in Archaeology or a related subject.
  • Effective team worker
  • Flexible attitude to work
  • Full driving licence
  • Experience of working in the heritage sector and/or archaeological fieldwork
  • Basic knowledge of the Historic Environment and appropriate fieldwork skills
  • Knowledge and experience of GIS


  • Experience of consultancy through under-graduate placements or post-graduation work/work experience
  • Experience of Heritage planning and/ contribution to archaeological academic fieldwork
  • Emerging understanding of the purpose of attending meetings with clients and others
  • Emerging understanding of how to provide advice to clients
  • Emerging understanding of inputting into bids
  • First Aider
  • CSCS card holder


Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate €3.4 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Arcadis. Improving quality of life.

This role is more than a standard next step. It’s a chance to move into a business where you can go as far as you want. You can explore our world further by visiting our website or talking to us. However, we are keen to know about yours. What ambitions do you hold for the future? What challenges keep you up at night, and put a spring in your step in the morning. Your answers are important to us. We need people who can see the bigger picture. Who can bring their experience to life with spark and imagination, and are passionate about playing their part in our story.

What We Offer:

We offer a fantastic working environment where you own your destiny and will be encouraged to forge a successful career. In addition, we offer some excellent benefits, such as:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Pension matched to 8%
  • Healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection
  • Annual Leave, with option to purchase additional days
  • Annual Professional Institution Subscription Paid
  • Tax Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Flexible Benefits Scheme, including Cycle to Work and Childcare Vouchers
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Long Term Service Awards
  • Refer a Friend Scheme that rewards you for every successful introduction you make

Opportunities like this are rare. Don’t miss out on a chance to put yourself in a place where great things can happen. Get in touch now to let us know that you’re interested in making a move.

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