Cotswold Archaeology have just been awarded Full Recognition in the Skills for Stroud Work Experience and Employability Charter. This is a scheme designed to recognize and promote the career preparation and development of young people within the Stroud District area. Full Recognition was awarded to CA following a very detailed review of our current practices regarding work experience, volunteer placements, staff training and continuing professional development. The reviewers described CAs work experience programme as ‘broad, dynamic and of outstanding quality’, which is a great reflection on the many CA staff providing support to our work experience students. Full details of the Charter scheme can be found on the Skills for Stroud website .