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Ethan Conlon

Ethan Conlon, who is representing UK stonemasonry at WorldSkills in Kazan, Russia, 22-27 August.

17 June 2019 | Training
Ethan Conlon from Burford, Oxfordshire, is this year’s stonemasonry entrant for Team UK in WorldSkills, taking place in Kazan, Russia, 22-27 August, writes Marc Pate, WorldSkills UK Expert in...
CSCS

From next month (July) all CSCS cards will have to be applied for online or by telephone.

4 June 2019 | Training
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) will stop accepting postal applications for its cards from the end of June.At the start of May it removed from its website the forms that could...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman discusses developments in training in the stone industry.

19 May 2019 | 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 courses at City & Guilds of London Art School have not changed but now they earn you a BA or Masters.

5 April 2019 | Training
Diplomas in stone carving from the City & Guilds of London Art School have been held in the highest regard by the stone industry since the 19th century. But outside of the industry they are not...
Gillian Keegan at Chihcester Stoneworks

Apprenticeship Ambassador Gillian Keegan MP has a go at stonecarving under the watchful eye of apprentice Emma during her visit to Chichester Stoneworks as part of National Apprenticeship Week - appropriate, too, that 8 March, when Gillian Keegan visited, was International Women's Day.

11 March 2019 | Training
Apprenticeship Ambassador Gillian Keegan MP visited Chichester Stoneworks on Friday as part of National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March). p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13....
Apprenticeship grants

CITB is increasing apprenticeship grants and making them easier to understand.

8 March 2019 | Training
CITB is increasing apprenticeship grants from 1 April. It promises they will also be easier to understand.It says companies registered with it told it they wanted grants that are simple to understand...
Weymouth College

Stonemasonry students at work at Weymouth College.

7 March 2019 | Training
Weymouth College has an enviable reputation for training stonemasons, developing skills and delivering knowledge relating to stone and working it, the broader construction and heritage industries and...
Generation Z apprentices

Generation Z has skills your business is going to need, as we discover in National Apprenticeship Week (4-9 March).

7 March 2019 | Training
As this is National Apprenticeship Week (4-9 March) we thought we would ask Ryan Latham, Senior Marketing Executive at 3B Training, to tell us what a Generation Z apprentice could bring to your...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman is a Partner at Priestman Associates LLP, a leading façade preservation project consultancy. From stonemasonry and heritage skills through to Site Supervision and Conservation Management, the partnership is trusted by the leading brands of the sector as an NVQ provider for experienced, upskiller and apprentice workers.

1 February 2019 | 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...
Training help

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...
Callum gets Gold

Callum Munro receives his Gold Medal for stonemasonry at the SkillBuild final from Gina Webster, CITB’s Product Category Manager.

18 November 2018 | Training
Callum Munro, a stonemasonry student at Edinburgh College, was one of three Scottish trainees to win a Gold Medal at the SkillBuild National Final held in conjunction with WorldSkills UK Live (...
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...

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