By Joel Sullivan
Last week marked the end of Bristol University’s departmental excavation at Lower Hazel, near Alveston, South Gloucester. Red River Archaeology undertook the training of the students in support of Bristol University staff as part of their Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) accredited BA in Archaeology and Anthropology.
By Dave Gilbert
Last year we announced that we had been able to secure funding through the European Social Fund for staff training. We were lucky as this represented some of the last grants available through the Fund, which now that the UK has left the European Union are no longer available.
As part of the Evolving Leaders and Gender Equality programmes we were able to sign up four women to participate and work towards an ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management with the aim to support women to transform their strategic thinking and leadership skills, give them the confidence and tools to assess their leadership performance, develop their critical thinking skills, achieve organisational goals, and make strong and informed management decisions.
The training is now complete and everyone at Red River Archaeology is so proud of the motivated individuals that took the initiative and stepped forward to undertake this opportunity. it is clear from talking to those involved that they received an excellent learning package.
Most importantly this has enhanced their knowledge and skills, which they will be put to good use in their day to day work and pass on these good working practices to their colleagues. It will improve the capability and capacity of our company and directly feed into the efficiency and quality of our service benefitting our project stakeholders at every level.
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