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Will Davies’ Globe in Kilkenny limestone.
15 June 2011 | Training
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) has provided a lot of scholarships to help craftsmen and women, including many stone workers, to enhance their skills since it was set up in 1990. This...
Hoping to represent stonemasonry on the WorldSkills Team UK are (L-R) Chris Berridge, Alex Boyd and Thomas Whitehead.
16 May 2011 | Training
The three hopefuls competing to represent stonemasonry at this year’s WorldSkills contest, taking place 5-8 October in ExCeL London, are currently preparing for their final assessment in June....
16 May 2011 | Training
Tax help is at hand for businesses during April when HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) continues its programme of free workshops.The workshops are going to be held in Northern Ireland. They are aimed...
 
16 May 2011 | Training
While last month’s Budget commitment by the Government to create 40,000 new apprenticeship places is welcome, the Government and clients have to show more commitment to supporting training if...
18 April 2011 | Training
6 & 7 April, Manchester Most stone companies have a legitimate low carbon story to tell but are not quite sure how to go about it. British Standards Institution (BSI) are offering a helping hand...
18 October 2010 | Training
SPAB (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) will be running its respected annual Autumn Repair of Old Buildings Course from 27 September to 2 October.This intensive course is an ideal...
18 October 2010 | Training
SPAB (the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) is running its annual autumn Repair of Old Buildings course from 27 September to 2 October.It is an ideal opportunity to explore the issues...
Nigel Gilkison at the Building Crafts College in London where he heads the masonry courses.
14 September 2010 | Training
As the industry breaths a sigh of relief that NVQs have survived the new Qualifications & Credit Framework that had threatened to end them, training providers introduce new courses to keep...
13 August 2010 | Training
There are around 40 reported incidents of falling masonry in Edinburgh alone every month. Maintenance of stone buildings has become a major issue and one which the Independent Roof Training...
13 August 2010 | Training
Historic Scotland stonemasons travelled to the United States recently to help train young people in Harlem, New York. Kenny McCaffrey from Cupar and Malcolm Hutcheon from Insch worked with young...
15 November 2009 | Training
The Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme that has provided training grants to 70 people, including stonemasons, since it was set up in 2006, has been awarded £500,000 more funding from...
Austin Emery at work in Italy thanks to a Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Trust.

Austin Emery at work in Italy thanks to a Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Trust.

14 October 2009 | Training
Would your skills benefit from a period of study overseas? Austin Emery’s did. He won a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship that financed a trip to Studio Sem in Pietrasanta, Italy. It...
Stone Federation training arm, Stone Train, introduce a Level 3 NVQ for supervisors.
17 September 2009 | Training
With less work around, firms are finding there is more time for their employees to train, which could be one benefit of the recession… as long as there is enough grant money to pay for it.The...
Peter Miles (left) and Patrick Orange, who have job placements with Carrek at the Tower of London thanks to the TBSBS.
16 September 2009 | Training
The future of the Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme, which has helped 70 people train in conservation building skills, including stonemasonry, since it was set up in 2006, hangs in the...
The hauntingly beautiful ruins of Cowdray have been restored and are open to the public.
14 August 2009 | Training
From the 13th to the 18th centuries, Cowdray in Midhurst, West Sussex, was one of the finest country mansions in England. But it was devastated by fire in 1793 and its ruins were left to crumble for...

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