First see what is available; this can be done by contacting or researching local companies and by keeping an eye on the British Archaeological Jobs Resource (BAJR), a FREE dedicated jobs site. What jobs are available also depends on the region you live in, how much work is going on there, and your flexibility in terms of being willing to travel and be away from home.
There are many different pathways into an archaeological career; the university route, the experience route, and trainee/apprenticeships. Many people assume that they need a degree and lots of experience simply to get their foot in the door and while that might be beneficial it is possible to get a job in archaeology without either. Volunteer work can count towards experience as well as being a great way to network. Additionally, many companies, including ourselves, are now offering paid trainee roles to graduates and non-graduates who have no previous experience.
In general, it is a good idea to send out your CV and a cover letter to companies on a regular basis, make sure it is up to date and tailored to the position you would like. Click here to go to our free e-learning module which offers some advice on what Headland looks for in a CV.