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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...
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...

Theo Brogan (left) from Building Crafts College with his SkillBuild Gold Medal is congratulated by Oliver Farrell, Project Manager for CITB in Birmingham.

19 November 2017 | Training
Congratulations to the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners in the stonemasonry section of the UK SkillBuild competition that took place at the NEC, Birmingham, 16-18 November. The contest is run by...

Mark Priestman provides guidance on training.

3 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...

The SkillBuild finals take place at the NEC, Birmingham, on 16-18 November.

3 November 2017 | Training
SkillBuild is the largest construction skills competition in the UK. Regional heats have eliminated entrants and led to the selection of the competitors who will be in the final that is taking place...
Archie Stoke-Faiers

Stonemason Archie brings back a Silver for the UK from WorldSkills Abu Dhabi.

20 October 2017 | Training
Congratulations to Archie Stoke-Faiers who represented British stonemasonry at the WorldSkills competition in Abu Dhabi this month (15-18 October). He gained a Silver Medal.Archie, who trained at...
Trainees at work

CITB has extended its Skills & Training Fund to next year.

19 September 2017 | Training
The CITB has extended the availability of the Skills & Training Fund to 29 March 2018.  Though an on line application can be submitted at any time,  additional scoring points when...
The Engine Shed

Historic Environment Scotland's new £11million national building conservation centre, The Engine Shed.

3 July 2017 | Training
Historic Environment Scotland has unveiled The Engine Shed, an £11million national building conservation centre.The new centre links with Historic Environment Scotland’s masonry training...
BRE-Solent

BRE Academy and Solent University in Southampton sign an agreement on BREEAM accreditor training.

30 June 2017 | Training
BRE Acadamy, the education arm of BRE. the organisation based in Garston, Hertfordshire, famous for its research and knowledge generation into building systems, products, safety standards and...

Under new Manager Peter May, Orton Trust is spreading its wings and trying to attract students from outside the industry. If you are a stonemason looking to advance your skills, perhaps in carving or lettering, or a novice interested in learning the basics, the weekend (actually Friday to Sunday) courses of Orton Trust have a lot to offer. Visit www.ortontrust.org.uk.

28 June 2017 | Training
The stone industry is pushing on with the creation of a Trailblazer apprenticeship for stonemasonry. The latest meeting of the Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG), which is developing the...
Matt Rowe

Matt Rowe from York MInster finishing his armadillo carving in Ancaster stone. It was sold in the auction for £250.

28 June 2017 | Training
The Heritage Skills Festival at Lincoln Cathedral on 23 and 24 June grew out of the European Stone Festival that was held in the cathedral grounds there in 2012. That had been an exciting, inspiring...
Emma and Richard

Emma Dexter and Richard Nobiss are doing more for stonemasonry students at Moulton College in Northamptonshire.

14 June 2017 | Training
by Emma Dexter, Stonemasonry Course Manager and LecturerThis year we have introduced up to 152 hours of work experience each for our stonemasonry students, depending on their English and Maths...
Ian Major

Ian Major: Don't miss out on £10,000 for training.

12 June 2017 | Training
The CITB Flexible Skills & Training Fund is there to help smaller companies fund their training.The reminder comes from Ian Major, Manager of Stone Federation's StoneTrain and Training...

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