Many people would like to take their passion for archaeology to the next level. There are many ways to do this. This page gives a few pointers on just one option: becoming a professional, ie someone who is paid to fulfil a specific role.
British Archaeological Jobs & Resources (BAJR-UK) website and Facebook group (link) is a friendly, supportive source of guidance on questions such as becoming a field archaeologist. BAJR is also the home of the Archaeological Skills Passport link
Field experience will be essential for many roles. A good way to start is by volunteering on an established project. A link to various groups who run various activities is here.
Landward Research has produced a number of reports which provide insights into the labour market and other aspects of archaeology and heritage management link
Generic skills useful in many roles include a full, clean driving licence.