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The Lord Bishop of London, The Rt Revd Richard Chartres.

1 March 2016 | Training
On 12th October 2015 the Lord Bishop of London, The Rt Revd Richard Chartres, spoke in the Second Reading debate on the Government’s Enterprise Bill to highlight the importance of...
25 February 2016 | Training
After attending the latest quarterly meeting of the Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG) in February, Mark Priestman, the NSS training correspondent who is a partner at training provider...
Apprentice

The Natural Stone Industry Training Group is looking for 10 Trailblazers to develop a new kind of apprenticeship.

22 February 2016 | Training
Meeting: Tuesday 22 March, 1pm, Building Crafts College London E15 1AHThe Government introduced a review of apprenticeships which was first published in 2013 entitled The Future of Apprenticeships in...
 
10 February 2016 | Training
BSRIA supports the CITB announcement that CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) cards have been revoked after an investigation into fraudulent activity at five test centres showed more than...
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.  

Mobile: 07876 687212. [email protected]

 

5 February 2016 | Training
Following the exposure by the BBC Panorama programme of fraudulent practices in some training establishments leading to the issuing of CSCS cards to operatives who did not have a legitimate right to...
BCC Principal Len Conway and Stone Federation CEO Jane Buxey shake hands, flanked by tutors Nigel Gilkison and Jon Whitbread.
16 November 2015 | Training
StoneTrain, the training division of Stone Federation GB, has a new partnership with Building Crafts College, Stratford, London, for the College to deliver the Specialist Apprentice Programme (SAP)...
Enjoy a stone weekend on the rocky Aran island in Ireland this September.
3 November 2015 | Training
Inish Oirr (or Inisheer, as it is also known) is the smallest of the three Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland (not to be confused with the island of Arran in Scotland). It will be the setting...
Mark Priestman writes a column on training.
3 November 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...
3 November 2015 | Training
CITB, the construction industry training board, is ending its funding for the National Heritage Training Group (NHTG).The NHTG was established at the same time as the Natural Stone Industry Training...
Mark Priestman has some advice for getting trained.
3 November 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...
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...

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