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19 February 2009 | Training
UK Skills, who select the British team of young craftspeople to attend the two-yearly World Skills contest in which UK masonry has competed so well against the rest of the world for many years, are...
10 January 2009 | Training
Following a government process to determine the value of Sector Skills Councils, ConstructionSkills has been awarded a new five year licence to continue operating in the sector. The re-licensing...
14 December 2008 | Training
A Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme secondment has given a William Birch & Son’s bricklayer, Steve Coupland, in York, the chance to work on the stone of York Minster for six months...
 
15 November 2008 | Training
Companies signed up to participate in the new Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment, a vocational alternative to GCSE and ‘A’ levels that includes practical experience with...
15 November 2008 | Training
Stone Federation Great Britain have formed a Heritage Stone Forum to represent their members in the heritage sector in the hope of tapping into some of the funds available to the heritage sector for...
Top student Nathan Smith with some of his trophies
14 September 2008 | Training
Skills : TrainingApprentices will be leaving colleges in the future with a Construction Diploma rather than a Construction Award. With the change should come a broader knowledge of the industry...
14 May 2008 | Training
Students at the Lichfield Centre for Master Crafts set up by stone and conservation specialists Linford-Bridgeman in conjunction with Tamworth...
15 January 2008 | Training
Anthony Lidster of memorial wholesalers and kitchen worktop company George Willcox (Granite) Ltd in Evesham, Worcestershire, has successfully gained a degree with the Open University. After eight...
10 December 2007 | Training
Ollie Clack (above centre), an apprentice with Chichester stone specialists CWO, received the Trainee of the Year cup and cerificate at Stone Federation Great Britain\'s annual conference in November...
10 December 2007 | Training
Ollie Clack (above centre), an apprentice with Chichester stone specialists CWO, received the Trainee of the Year cup and cerificate at Stone Federation Great Britain\'s annual conference in November...
15 November 2007 | Training
Purbeck quarry company W J Haysom...
15 November 2007 | Training
A one-off payment of £1,000 is being offered by ConstructionSkills to companies committed to training. But it is first come first served and the offer ends with December. For details go to www....

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