This case study details an initiative at Glyndŵr University. The aim of this initiative is to introduce first-year History students to the workplace at an early stage of their studies in order to embed employability skills more effectively through practical and professional experience. The new History curriculum focuses on ensuring that students are prepared for the practice demands of the profession particularly in heritage/museums archives and libraries. This is specifically targeted at first-year History students. It complements Glyndŵr University’s strategic commitment to the socio-economic needs of its students and seeks to further enhance the standing of the History department within the wider community.