Apprenticeship Ambassador Gillian Keegan MP visited Chichester Stoneworks on Friday as part of National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March).
Apprenticeship Ambassador Gillian Keegan MP has a go at stonecarving under the watchful eye of apprentice Emma during her visit to Chichester Stoneworks as part of National Apprenticeship Week - appropriate, too, that 8 March, when Gillian Keegan visited, was International Women's Day.
Investment in computer controlled machinery and hand skills training both have their place as Chichester Stoneworks evolves.
Investment in masonry training continues at Chichester Stoneworks although the company is also investing in the latest computer-controlled processing with a new, heavyweight Omag CNC workcentre.
A 27m obelisk erected to mark the diamond jubilee of The Queen in 2012 is now guarded by four, huge Massangis limestone lions, two constantly vigilant while the other two sleep.
Two of the lions sleep while two are permanently alert.