"Hi I’m Sarahjayne Clements and I’m the new Community Archaeology Trainee at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. I started at the beginning of September and the work takes me all over Wales. I am from Lancaster but have been living in Wales on and off for six years.
"I have always been passionate about Archaeology; it is the only thing I have ever wanted to do. I have a BA in Ancient History and Egyptology from Swansea University and an MA in Archaeology from Manchester University. Alongside these qualifications I have attended many related short courses and have recently completed a course in teaching that will really help to bring together everything that I enjoy doing.
"I have volunteered on several excavations in the North of England and Wales as well as undertaking voluntary work in different Museums and most recently volunteering with Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust.
"I was so pleased to be offered this position as I can now help others to learn about the Archaeology that surrounds them by using the skills I have and am developing this year. I will help them to develop sustainable projects that can be continued after my position finishes and get volunteers excited about their local heritage.
"So far I have been learning about all the different projects undertaken at the Royal Commission and I have been involved in lots of different activities and training such as excavation, survey, oral histories, archive and record creation. We already have several exciting community projects ready for action."
You can follow Sarahjayne's year on the Heritage of Wales blog: http://heritageofwalesnews.blogspot.co.uk/