The CLOCH project was part of the Heritage Lottery Fund‘s ‘Skills for the Future’ programme and provided work-based training opportunities for 16 bursary holders over three years. CLOCH was a partnership project, led by Glamorgan Archives, bringing together libraries, archives and museums across South Wales to offer placements and work experience in the heritage sector.
Each cohort of trainees started their year-long traineeship with a 3 month induction based at Glamorgan Archives, after which the trainees moved onto their host placement in a museum, library or archive. Placement partners included Swansea Central Library, Gwent Archives, the Cardiff Story Museum and Bargoed Library among many others. Our first cohort of trainees completed their traineeships in January 2013 and our final cohort finished in November 2014.