Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future initiative, SOCL aims to meet one of HLF’s core objectives: to increase workforce diversity across the heritage sector by providing work-based training for young people from sections of the population historically under-represented. We are aiming to diversify the decision-making levels in the UK heritage sector by providing paid training placements within a broad range of institutions.
Participation and positive engagement with heritage is an important early factor in encouraging individuals to consider, and apply for, heritage roles later in life. Therefore, SOCL host partners also embed community engagement and reinterpretation activities into all trainee work programmes, as a means of diversifying audiences.
To date, 70 young people, the majority of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and Faith heritage, have received training through the programme (SOCL1, SOCL2 and SOCL3 Year One). A further 17 are currently in post for SOCL3 Year Three.
Samuel Ali – Heritage Trainee, Museum of Croydon
Charlotte Anderton – Festival Programming, Southbank Centre
Stacey Bagdi – Programming & Learning Trainee, Forty Hall Estate
Tanaya Basu De Sarkar – Collections Information Trainee, Royal Collection Trust
Natasha Cambridge – Trainee Curator, London Transport Museum
Jetmire Dvorani – Study Centre Assistant, National Army Museum
Layla Gatens – Media & Communications Trainee, Culture&
Carine Harmand – Public Programmes Assistant, National Army Museum
Alice Houghton – Collections Information Trainee, Royal Collection Trust
Donate Miller – Trainee Curator, London Transport Museum
Freya Monk-McGowan – Collections Management Trainee, Norfolk Museums Service
Shereen Hunte – Junior Learning Producer, 11-19, Historic Royal Palaces
Jatinder Kailey – Junior Learning Producer (Adult Learning), Historic Royal Palaces
Emma MacNicol – Collections Support Trainee, Birmingham Museums Trust
Mica Mannix – Interpretation Trainee, English Heritage Trust
Amber Perrier – Community Engagement in Somers Town, British Library
Camella Veena Ramjet – Community Partnerships Trainee, British Museum
Henrik Yau – Collections Assistant Trainee, Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton and Hove