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StoneTrain was formed to provide training for the natural stone industry and in particular for Stone Federation Great Britain members.

It is run for the industry, by the industry.

Why Train?

Why Train?

In today's business environment success means providing quality products and services at prices the customer is prepared to pay.  Developing and maintaining a reputation for quality and value involves keeping up with new materials, tools and techniques in order to stay ahead of your competitors.  To do that, you need skilled and motivated people who are proactive, know the job thoroughly and understand your business priorities. more...

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Courses

What is StoneTrain and what can StoneTrain do for you?

In today's business environment success means providing quality products and services at prices the customer is prepared to pay.  Developing and maintaining a reputation for quality and value involves keeping up with new legislation, materials, tools and techniques in order to stay ahead of your competitors.  To do that, you need skilled and motivated people who are proactive, know the job thoroughly and understand your business priorities. more...

Grants

Grants

The Impact of Skills Cards

The Impact of Skills Cards on the Stone Sector

CSCS or the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme Card was set up to help the construction industry
improve quality and reduce accidents. Over 1.5 million people now possess one. more...

Natural Stone Industry Training Group

Natural Stone Industry Training Group

Career in the Stone Industry?

Are you looking for a Career in the Stone Industry?

The natural stone industry offers everyone a wide and varied range of skills. Whether you like working as part of a team or alone, inside or outside, whether you are academic or prefer working with your hands, whether you are just starting out or you are looking for a career change, stone can offer you an interesting choice of careers. more...

Partners & Accreditation

Partners & Accreditation

Stone Federation Great Britain is the official trade association for the natural stone industry.  The Federation co-ordinates all aspects of the industry and provides specifiers and users with a first point of contact for information, advice and guidance in sourcing appropriate materials and a reliable service. more...

Free On-line training

Free On-line training

This online training facility is currently open to members of Stone Federation only.  If you are a member please click here for log in details.

As part of its commitment to raising skills in the natural stone industry, Stone Federation GB is pleased to invite you to participate in its free on-line management training courses. more...



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Contact us

For any information and advice on issues involving training in stone including careers advice and sourcing courses please click here.

Personal Profiles

Personal Profiles

StoneTrain is managed for Stone Federation GB by the combined resources of two consultant agencies with extensive experience in the natural stone industry both as accredited trainers and assessors, in the wider world of construction and also in premium brand sales, marketing and training. more...

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Kitchen/Bathroom Fitters

What does the job involve? Liaising with designers and clients to plan, select, deliver and install worktops, flooring, wall linings and other stone products in new build or refurbishment construction projects.
What kind of person would it suit? Self motivated person with the ability to work well as part of a team and to ensure quality of the work.
What are good subjects to do at school? Good basic education. Craft skills and an understanding of design and drawing. Mathematics, in particular geometry, would be useful.
What training will I need? NVQ level II Stone Mason Fixer - but some teams rely on experienced Mason's Mates.
How much outdoor work is there? Not much outdoor work, but often the work is on construction sites at various stages of project development.
How much computer work is there? Good general IT skills are essential for the processing of e-mail instructions and office forms. Use of a spreadsheet for calculating quantities and areas may be required as well as the ability to interpret, create and manipulate drawings in CAD packages.
What's the money like? As a guide, salaries can start around £16,000 p.a. and can run to £30,000 or possibly more for very experienced fixers. Overtime and bonus schemes are often available for this type of work.
What could it lead? It may be a route to leading teams as a site or project foreman.
Could you get work abroad? There is often work with UK based companies who have projects overseas.
Where to find out more? Click here for more information

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