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Stonemason Thomas Sargeant received his apprenticeship confirmation this year from Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales.
17 September 2015 | Training
QEST, the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust famous for the scholarships it awards to skilled craftspeople who want to advance their skills, last year piloted an Apprenticeship Scheme in a bid to...
Mark Priestman.
17 September 2015 | 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...
Stone Federation Quarry Forum.
17 September 2015 | Training
Stone Federation Great Britain’s Quarry Forum gives its opinion on issues relating to the stone industry from the point of view of companies that extract dimensional stone from opencast and...
 
Sam Turner, who will represent UK stonemasonry at World Skills in August.
21 August 2015 | Training
Sam Turner, a 19-year-old stonemason from Leeds who is an apprentice at York Minster and a student at York College, will be one of the 1,230 participants from 60 countries competing for the medals in...
Free training on asbestos awareness in September and October.
21 August 2015 | Training
"It is a legal requirement that all who may come across asbestos in their day to day work have been provided with asbestos awareness training. If they will intentionally work on asbestos they...
Masterchef finalist Tony Rodd helping to raise the profile of Caesarstone.
21 August 2015 | Training
The market for natural and engineered stone is dividing. At one end is a commodity competing on price. At the other is a premium, branded product highly desirable to the wealthiest clients.Brands are...
Sam Turner – on his way to WorldSkills in Sao Paulo.
17 August 2015 | Training
Not long now to WorldSkills in São Paulo, Brazil, 11-16 August, when Sam Turner will represent the UK in stonemasonry. He has spent the last couple of months honing his skills with Kevin...
19 July 2015 | Training
Building Information Modelling (BIM) training providers can expect to see a flurry of activity in the wake of the UK Government announcement that by 2016 when the next upgrade of environmental...
The pinnacle of training success. This is Sam Turner competing for his place in the UK Team at WorldSkills.
17 July 2015 | Training
Inevitably the economic downturn has seen the number of skilled stonemasons fall. But with the workload of stone specialists already increasing and huge projects looming – notably the...
Mark Priestman helps you with your training.
17 July 2015 | Training
Construction contractors are rightly proud of the tools of their trade. The right piece of kit in the right hands can noticeably enhance their project’s quality, safety, timeliness and cost-...
The infographic from Able Skills might spark the first interest among youngsters who go on to become stonemasons.
17 July 2015 | Training
Able Skills, which has been providing construction training since 2002, has produced an infographic about the construction of some of the world's oldest structures, including the pyramids, which...
A new way to the CSCS Green Card.
3 June 2015 | Training
CITB is piloting a new approach to getting a CSCS Green Card with one-day Health & Safety Awareness (Site Safety Plus) courses followed by the CSCS test.The days include:Site Safety Plus - Health...
Mark Priestman will help you with your training requirements.
2 June 2015 | Training
Now May is upon us and spring cleaning is evident. Here are two aspects that will affect our sector’s employers as they qualify the workforce.Changes to the CITB LevyHere is a run-down for...
2 June 2015 | Training
The Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG) has again been awarded £25,000 by CITB to assist in the cost of delivery of training and skills development to in-scope CITB-registered...
Learn about heritage and conservation techniques with SPAB.
2 June 2015 | Training
Repair of Old Buildings Course (October)Historic Finished Masterclass (September)Timber Repairs Masterclass (April)From Rock to Roof: slate roofing masterclass (June)Stitching Communities Together:...

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