Industry Articles

Getting age ready for quarrying's future

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2018 10:09:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Education, Careers, development, Apprenticeships

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Almost 10 million people in employment in the UK are over the age of 50, equivalent to more than 30% of the workforce1. The age profile of people employed in the mineral extractives sector is even more polarised than the wider national picture, with 55 per cent aged over 45 years and only 17 per cent aged 18-342. In future decades, a high proportion of this group will leave work permanently, taking acquired skills and experiences with them.

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Strength in recognising weaknesses

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2017 2:41:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Skills Wheel, personal effectiveness, Careers, development

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Like any industry, successful professionals within the quarrying and mineral extractives sector are acutely aware of their own personal attributes and how to develop their skills in different areas to keep their career moving forward.
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#ThisGirlCan

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

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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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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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