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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

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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Quarrying

What does the job involve? Carefully extracting blocks of dimensional stone from the ground using specialist equipment.
What kind of person would it suit? Someone with practical skills, an interest in the area of work and who might enjoy working out of doors.
What are good subjects to do at school? A good basic education. Geography and geology could also be helpful.
What training will I need? Training is usually on-the-job because every quarry is different. There are different working methods used at each.
How much outdoor work is there? The majority of work is outdoors.
How much computer work is there? Very little.
What's the money like? As a guide, average earnings are £20,000 p.a. when fully trained.
What could it lead? The Institute of Quarrying run a three year foundation degree course which is the normal route into management. Study is part time.
Could you get work abroad? Once qualified, there are many opportunities for employment both inside and outside the UK.
Where to find out more? Click here for more information

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