In addition to welcoming people from all ages, backgrounds and abilities, our archaeology and heritage projects provide the most perfect environment to start thinking about personal development.  With so many roles and tasks happening on a project there is opportunity to develop a range of technical skills as well as develop softer skills that are needed in most careers, making our projects an invaluable work-experience.

Previous participants have identified an improvement in their psychological health and well-being and have experienced positive change to their confidence and self-esteem.

This process can be hugely beneficial to job-seekers, those who feel ‘stuck in a rut’, are finding a new place for themselves in life following a period of personal trauma such as an injury, abuse, homelessness or poor mental health.

It is expected that all participants will have a genuine desire to use their time with us to fully engage with the personal development activities running alongside the practical heritage projects.  We are not a heritage charity, we are not here to organise ‘jollies’. We are a well-being and personal development charity that has found heritage projects to provide a great working environment to help people who are genuinely considering their futures.