I’ve been really interested in archaeology and the heritage industry in general for a long time now, so I was very excited by the opportunity to join Wessex Archaeology as an intern and learn how a company like this is run from the inside. It hasn’t taken long to realise how much work goes on behind the scenes in order for the company’s actual archaeological work to take place!
I spent most of my first week familiarising myself with the most up-to-date legislation on health and safety and also human resources (there’s a lot!) and getting down to some research. This is something I’ve always enjoyed and since I finished my degree only a few weeks before the start of the internship, I’ve managed to retain most of my research skills!
As a company that takes on a great number and variety of archaeological projects, including coastal & marine there are all sorts of additional health and safety concerns to be taken into account, which means that my research has taken me well beyond the health and safety regulations of an office environment. It’s been a re