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Pay could be better
It's a good place to work but could be better paid. The work is seasonal for a lot of people but season length is getting longer. If you are not trying to support a family you should be aright. It is very rewording in other ways. I get to meet people from all over the world and you get filming days which are totally different. Not somewhere to work if you are driven by money but good for singles and second incomers who want to do something a bit different and more enjoyable.
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Lovely people although conditions are a bit cramped
Such lovely people to work with and very caring. However the studio area, where I work, is very cramped.

HR are very good, as are management, it's a very caring environment.
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Lovely people
Cons
Conditions could be better
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Great job
Seasonal permanent position held in site supervisor role. Lots of great training offered . Not much support at 1st with job but this was rectified quickly.
Lots to learn targets to hit but a lovely working environment and opportunities to move and grow within the company
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Outdoor adventure
Pleasant to not be stuck at a desk, however, a very cold job. Lovely team to work with but could be quiet stressful trying to achieve targets, though not impossible.
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Welcoming
This was a very welcoming place to work, everyone seemed to be kind to each other.
I wasn't there for long but I tried to stick around, however the opportunity to move from customer service into another part of the organisation seemed near impossible. I am a history graduate so I feel I had a lot to offer but they didn't want me for anything but customer service.
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It’s ok
Poor management, also is not a permanent job, you will only work full time through April - October. Hours aren’t always given fairly. Always understaffed so you have to work 10x harder than you should.
Perks - free lunches, good working team.
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Great temporary/Summer role in 2018
Fast paced, lovely team of people, good management, fantastic working environment, and the hours were great. Wish it hadn't been a temporary job and I would go back in a flash!
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Shocking place to work
Awful time here, management not supportive at all, no one shows the ropes, your expected to know everything straight away, staff ok but management rubbish
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Dover Castle
worked for English heritage at Dover castle for 2 years. seasonal contracts. no full time hours available. 0 hour contracts in winter a crucial time for survival. cant live off the wages. however the castle itself and the tunnels are exceptional. management ie very much us and them. no progression opportunities. this job would suit someone at the end of their career looking to reduce their working hours but for someone who wants to sustain a mortgage or raise a family it is not suitable.
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Bulkying at management level is covered up
The team are lovely to work for but sadly there is a click who are promoted and cossetted by management which spoils it for everyone else. Lots of leavers due to this. Out dated systems and due to the nature of it being a charity not much is spent on progression. Bullying at higher level is covered even with HRs involvement and you don't stand a chance if your face doesn't fit.
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5.0
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Overall a great place to work
A great place to work friendly people always have time for you. Working in a place with plenty of history what could be better. Something is always going on.
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Fun but can be intense at times
I've been volunteering with English heritage for a few months and it is enjoyable, as you get to work with like-minded people who love history and want to help preserve it for future generations. Now work can be difficult if youre not used to a group but you'll always have someone to help fill the gaps in your knowledge, as and when necessary. For volunteers like myself it does take a while for events to be available especially when you have limited availability.
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Great people. Terrible pay.
Very team based and you meet interesting people (staff and visitors).
Progression if you're keen. Pay is minimum and costs are cut wherever possible. Holiday hard to get.
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A Day at work
The day begins by opening the site, performing safety checks and making sure site is clean and tidy for the public. Once the site is open it is usually busy during the day, I enjoy meeting the people and helping them to have a good day out.
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Fabulous place to work
Working at Dover castle was brilliant, the management were great the sight is out of this world, obviously there’s naturally rifts between the older staff and new staff with in the catering side but that’s natural
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Interesting and great place to work
A great place to work and experience history first hand. The most enjoyable part of the job getting to meet a wide variety of people from all over the world.
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Great views and chance to see history in action
Cons
Seasonal
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Very Fun Summer Job!
For my first job, Hands on History is a wonderful start to the working world. Especially if you love the site that you're working on. It was challenging but so much fun, couldn't recommend enough if you're a history student looking for a summer job or a recent graduate.
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Great discount in the store
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Friendly place to work, everyone appreciated your efforts
Nice, friendly, relaxed place to work. My role was to tidy/enhance the Reporting environment, which I did, and everyone was appreciative.
Implemented a Standardised Reporting template for English Heritage
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Need more organisation
It would be nice if the Managers are on workers side when customers are difficult.
Need more organisation and better administration. For example too many workers in one point and too few in another.
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Fast paced
Can be very rewarding if managed correctly. Lots of customers so variety every day. However its dead man shoes and no real prospect for advancement and development.
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Beautiful setting with friendly staff
Working at Dartmouth Castle has been a pleasure with a beautiful setting and other staff have been friendly and welcoming. It has been pleasant to meet a wide variety of different people as visitors to the castle. I have thoroughly enjoyed working there.
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Beautiful setting, meeting new people
Cons
Weather if wet or very windy
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