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9 March 2015
The Museum of London today welcomed the arrival of five apprentices to work across a number of museum disciplines. Their joining marks the start of the Nationwide National Apprenticeship Week. This runs from 9 -13 March. It encourages businesses and organisations across the UK to invest in the training and support of apprentices of all ages.
Sharon Ament, Director of the Museum of London, said:
‘Museums are multi-disciplinary and they are at the heart of the creative sector. Skills developed in our sector are specialist but they are transferable and totally relevant to the new economy that London is driving. It’s great to be in a position to help the next generation of London employees to learn through us and build skills for life.’
The apprentices arrive at a key time for the museum. It has just celebrated its millionth visitor and is now hard at work thinking about re-inventing a new museum for London, one truly fit to meet the needs of the 21st century capital.
The apprentices, who have been recruited through the London Apprenticeship Company, will remain with us for two years and will work in visitor services and the audio visual (AV) and technical teams.
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The Museum of London Docklands is located at West India Quay in east London. Opened in 2003, this grade one listed converted Georgian sugar warehouse specifically tells the story of the port, river and city – focusing on trade, migration and commerce in London.
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