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Why Choose MOLA?

We have been at the very heart of British archaeology from the start. Learn from colleagues who helped to make the discipline what it is today, on some of the most exciting sites in the country. Be a part of the team that ‘wrote the book’– our iconic site manual on fieldwork methodologies is used on sites around the world.

We know that the little added extras can make a big difference to you. That’s why we offer a range of additional benefits available for every employee, including:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Generous sick pay provision
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Equality and Diversity Networks
  • Gym discounts
  • Generous parental leave
  • Season ticket loans and emergency salary advances
  • Relevant professional subscriptions paid (eg. CIfA)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free access to over 900 museums, galleries and exhibitions

Learning and Development:

At MOLA you will be supported to learn and reach your full potential.

We have a range of programmes in place including our online research seminar series, informal reading sessions, lunch and learn lectures, as well as opportunities to participate in training events with external experts to keep you up to date with best practice.

CSCS cards are an essential part of working in British commercial archaeology as they reflect your occupation and qualifications, and demonstrate that you have the Health and Safety awareness to work on active construction projects. There are lots of different CSCS cards, so to help you understand which one you need and how to get it, please click here.

“Having worked at MOLA for almost two years, I can guarantee that I am not planning on ever leaving! On my first day I was introduced to everyone and was given all of the equipment and information that I needed, however what really stood out for me is when they asked me all about my interests and career aspirations. I could never have dreamed of the amount of support and training opportunities they have given me since. MOLA truly is a company that cares about their teams and their dreams, which reflects in the happy, kind and passionate people that I work with.”

Ana Bordona Foz, Archaeologist


“Being a Project Supervisor is an enjoyable position that has allowed me to really expand my skillset to benefit my career. This has included funding for learning and development courses, working across a wide range of sites, and high quality Health and Safety training. As well as the opportunity to take part in rewarding and challenging site work, MOLA’s mentor system has supported me in all aspects of report writing, from research right the way through to formatting, to produce first-rate documentation. This expertise was especially useful after we found an unusual Saxon hoard in an Iron Age and Roman landscape.”

Alex Shipley, Project Supervisor