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#ThisGirlCan

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2017 5:08:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Member, diversity, careers

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Shotfirer. Surveyor. Geotechnical engineer. Quarry manager. Technical development manager. These are just a few of the job roles that are fulfilled by the increasing number of women now finding opportunities to start and progress their careers through continuous professional development in today’s quarrying and mineral extractives sector.

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Keep your employees close and communities closer

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2017 12:12:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Skills Wheel, Training, engagement, development

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The importance of engaging with colleagues, communities and wider stakeholders for quarrying and mineral extractives operators large and small is no longer a luxury but is increasingly now embedded in corporate strategy and business culture.

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IQ Quarry Garden best in show

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2017 3:09:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Centenary, IQ

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Institute of Quarrying's centenary quarry garden project wins hat trick of awards at first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

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IQ Australia marks centenary with UK study tour

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2017 9:05:00 AM / by Danny Duke posted in IQ Member, Centenary, International, IQ

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Setting off for the UK on our 10,500-mile IQ centenary quarrying odyssey at the end of April 2017, we left Australia behind bathed   in   late-autumn   sunshine,   arriving   in the UK as spring took hold. Our group of 17 members of the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) have quarrying in our blood. A few of us arrived early and enjoyed a couple of days of leisure before the start of our intensive 12-day study tour, organized in partnership with our UK colleagues at the Institute of Quarrying (IQ).
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Paul Clark: from Doncaster to Dubai

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2017 4:22:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Member, members, careers

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A case study on the alternative journey a career in quarrying can take you.

Paul Clark is General Manager at Arabian Explosives (AREX) in the United Arab Emirates. He has come a long way, both professionally and geographically, since starting out his career in a small market town in South Yorkshire in 1988.

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Quarry Garden takes centre stage at RHS Chatsworth

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2017 4:13:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Centenary, IQ, environment

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The Institute of Quarrying has long provided membership and professional development services to individuals and organisations operating in the minerals and extractives industries. Now in its centenary year, IQ is celebrating by showcasing the hidden role that the sector fulfils in everyday life with its Quarry Garden at the Royal Horticultural Society's first ever Chatsworth Flower Show in June 2017.

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IQ partner with National Fluid Power Centre

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2017 3:52:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Skills Wheel, innovation

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James Thorne, newly in post as chief executive at the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is clear about the importance of the Skills Wheel and why IQ is championing the benefits of continuous professional development to its members. He is equally clear about the importance of up-to-date knowledge and the application of innovation within the mineral extractives sector.
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Development key to future success

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2017 1:57:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, IQ Academy, Skills Wheel, Education, Training, skills

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Raising professional performance standards of the workforce in the quarrying, construction materials and related extractive and processing industries is key to the success of this essential part of the UK and global economy. But it’s long-term prosperity is also about presenting the sector as an attractive career opportunity to the next generation of quarrying professionals.
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Keeping up with independent innovators

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2017 3:59:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Quarrying, CPD, innovation

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 A Case Study on Glendinning Quarry and Concrete Products.

The UK quarrying and aggregates sector is dominated by a handful of large, multinational operators. However, the multitude of smaller, privately owned businesses play an increasingly important role in shaping the public’s perception of the industry, as well as fulfilling the construction industry’s insatiable demand for concrete and aggregates.

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Raising the bar

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2017 3:33:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Training, IQ, professionalism

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QM spoke to James Thorne, the new chief executive officer of The Institute of Quarrying, about the growth opportunities and challenges facing the industry, and his quest to ensure IQ continues to be at the forefront of education and training excellence, and professional competence within the sector.

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