Glamorgan Archives Blog: Discovering Glamorgan’s Past

The day that Japan came to Wales, June 1976

The day that Japan came to Wales, June 1976

All eyes in Wales will be on events at the Tokyo Stadium in Japan on Friday 20 September when Crown Prince Akishino formally opens the.. Read More →

First World War

If you’re seeking information on the impact of the war upon your own family, town or locality, Glamorgan Archives may be able to help.

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Our catalogue, Canfod, contains descriptions of over 180,000 items in our collection and is regularly updated with descriptions of new records we receive and new catalogues we create.

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Glamorgan Archives serves the County Borough Councils of Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Vale of Glamorgan and the City and County of Cardiff.

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Glamorgan Archives organises regular FREE events which anyone is welcome to attend.  Our events are based on themes which link to our collections and connect to the community we serve.

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    Cultural Ambition: Diversifying the heritage workforce through collaboration, opportunity and skills

  • 01/10/2019
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    Would you like to be part of the next generation that tells the story of Wales?
    Have you thought about a career in museums, castles, archives or cultural venues? If so, the Cultural Ambition Project could be right up your street.

    What is Cultural Ambition?

    The Cultural Ambition Project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Welsh Government’s Museums, Archives and Libraries Division.

    The project is administered and run by Creative & Cultural Skills. Cultural Ambition aims to support young people to gain experience and skills in the cultural heritage sector by creating 33 paid training placements at various sites across Wales.

    The project is linked strongly with the Fusion: Creating Opportunities through Culture programme and the Andrews report Culture and Poverty.

    How to get involved

    This training programme is an exciting opportunity for a young person wishing to learn about working in the cultural heritage sector. Trainees will spend 12 months in three different cultural heritage sites and will receive a bursary of £800 a month for every month of the traineeship.

    The programme will cover a variety of skills which will lead to a qualification and increased employability skills.

    Trainees would be working towards an NVQ Level 2 Cultural Heritage qualification as part of this traineeship, delivered on-the-job with support from Cardiff and Vale College.

    To apply, you’ll need to be:

    • Aged 18-24
    • Not in education, employment or training
    • Not a graduate

    There are seven regions across Wales that are involved in the project:

    • Cardiff & Caerphilly
    • Ceredigion
    • Conwy
    • Gwynedd
    • Newport & Torfaen
    • Swansea & Carmarthenshire
    • Wrexham

    Please refer to the Trainee Profiles for a breakdown of the cultural heritage sites that are involved within each region, as well as for further information on how to apply.

    We are currently recruiting for an October 2019 start date.


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