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CITB is asking for industry help to develop short duration courses that the stone industry needs.

6 December 2018 | Training
CITB is looking for help to ensure the right courses are available for training stonemasons.As reported from the Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG) annual meeting (read more...), CITB is...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman provides training in the stone industry and writes a regular column on the subject in Natural Stone Specialist magazine.

18 November 2018 | Training
Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his...
NSITG AGM 2018

Nigel Gilkinson (left), who runs the stonemasonry courses at the Building Crafts College in Stratford, London, shows some of those who attended the NSITG annual meeting around the College workshops.

6 November 2018 | Training
Training opportunities might become an increasingly important tool in the recruitment armoury of companies if the jobs market continues to tighten. For the Stone Industry, the Natural Stone Industry...
 
12 September 2018 | Training
The Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG), in conjunction with Stone Federation GB, has a Stone Industry Professional Practice Programme starting on Tuesday 23 October that is substantially...
Talasey trainees

Talasey has launched at training acadamy for hard landscaping. Pictured here are some of the trainees with their City & Guild certificates being awarded by Talasay.

3 September 2018 | Training

One of the UK’s major independent suppliers of hard landscaping products, Talasey Group (which grew out of the Natural Paving stone company) has launched a specialised training academy as part...
Mark Priestman

Read this before you decide to get the Red CSCS card...

1 September 2018 | Training
Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman writes a column about training in Natural Stone Specialist magazine.

2 August 2018 | Training
Today, one of the key pillars of good management and supervision is the need to be able to monitor activity by measurable means. Some things are relatively easy to measure, such as the dimensions of...
Training

There are opportunities in stonemasonry.

22 June 2018 | Training
It is one thing to know what stonemasonry is, another to have the skills required to produce it. And although some predict robots and artificial intelligence will take jobs, skills of all kinds are...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman.

17 June 2018 | Training
I was asked this week how a contractor could handle access to site for a new entrant to their business who is also a new starter in the construction industry.Naturally, a business will be reluctant...
SkillBuild Bath winners

Bath College SkillBuild winners Josh Underwood and Hartaj Hunjan.

15 June 2018 | Training
Everyone involved in last motnh's (May) SkillBuild competition in Bath, run by Stone Federation Great Britain in conjunction with CITB, had been sworn to secrecy about the result until the...
City & Guilds of London Art School open house

The stonecarving competition in full swing at the City & Guilds of London Art School during London Craft Week.

25 May 2018 | Training
The City & Guilds of London Art School in Kennington Park Road, London, is the country's best known centre of excellence for teaching stone and wood carving. This year, for the third time...
SPAB Fellows

The 2018 SPAB Fellows (left to right): Naz Dmiuterko, Gary Holliday, Ross Buckley.

13 May 2018 | Training
Two of the three people on the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) William Morris Craft Fellowship this year are stonemasons.They are Naz Dmiuterko and Gary Holliday. They are...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his father, David Priestman, he runs a training consultancy whose mantra is: Qualify the Workforce!

12 May 2018 | Training
‘Rejoice!’ said I.After all the tendering and evidencing of credentials we (Priestman Associates) have achieved the winning CITB tender to deliver the Specialist Applied-Skills Programmes...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman.

27 February 2018 | Training
Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his...

Mark Priestman.

29 November 2017 | Training
Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his...

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