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Argyll Aspires

Argyll Aspires is hosting three entry-level positions, including a Museum and Galleries Practice Modern Apprentice at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds; a Cultural Venue Operations Modern Apprentice at Auchindrain Historic Township, and an Archival Trainee at Argyll Estates. These placements are designed to support young people including those who have limited access to further education and employment. 

Each heritage organisation will bring young people into their sites, helping them to develop skills and understand the employment opportunities available in heritage. Lasting longer than traditional work experience placements, these 12-month or longer placements will help young people to grow in confidence and to learn new skills. 

Argyll Aspires has also worked with the Argyll Collection and Mount Stuart to create an exhibition curated by secondary school pupils from Rothesay Academy. The Argyll Collection is a group of 173 artworks established as a learning resource for young people. The experience has provided school pupils with insight into curatorial skills and access to heritage professionals, to produce a learning resource which other children throughout the area can benefit from.


If you want to learn more, please contact Argyll Aspires Project Managers Lucy McAra Neish at and Claire McDade at


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