Meet our Trainees

Our Graduate Traineship is no longer running but you may find these resources useful.

2013-14: Rosemary Everritt

Our last trainee was Rosie Everritt. Rosie joined us from Portsmouth where she volunteered with The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Coming from an English Literature background, she had a particular interest in our Special Collections, and helped us to release the potential of these amazing resources through her year with us.  Rosie had the opportunity to engage with lots of archives locally, whcih really helps us when directing students to relevant resources held elsewhere. But the highlight of her year was perhaps meeting Baldrick himself - Sir Tony Robinson! Like all our trainees, she recorded her year with us in a blog and in the film below. Rosie is currently studying on the  MA in Archives and Records Management at University College London. 


2012-13: Grace Pritchard-Woods

Grace joined us from Dean Close School in Gloucestershire and took a different route through the traineeship: she was already studying for the MA in Archives and Records Management at University of Dundee by Distance Learning. The position provided her with valuable practical experience alongside her theoretical training and also gave us an opportunity to continue to review our policies and practices in line with the most recent archival education. Grace's year was characterised by the overwhelming response to her Penryn Campus History Resource List, as well as by the large amount of external events and outreach activities we were involved in. During her time with us, Grace also completed a Records Management placement with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London - rather apt as she was expecting her first child! Grace has now completed her qualification and is working as an Archivist at Dean Close School in Gloucestershire. You can follow Grace's journey in her blog and hear her reflections on her year in the film below.


2011-12: Mary Allen

Like many entering the archive profession, Mary had completed a great deal of volunteer work before joining us as our very first Trainee in November 2011.  Through the year Mary got involved in a great number of activities, including establishing our activity on Twitter, cataloguing the Tom Cross Archive and undertaking a placement with the Archive Service at University of Arts Berlin. We supported her through a successful application to the MA in Archives and Records Management at UCL, where she spent a very successful year. Mary is now working at Surrey History Centre and the Jesuit Archives. You can follow Mary's time with us in her Blog.

You can also view the following Video that Mary prepared for our Archives and Special Collections Board meeting: