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IQ branches connect our quarrying community

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2018 1:33:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Member, CPD, iq branches, members, networking, membership

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In today’s fast moving digital age of social networks, email, video conferencing and mobile phones, it’s often easier to Tweet, message or Skype than it is to make time for face-to-face meetings or attend events. But feedback from members of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) point out the important role that IQ’s branch meetings play in connecting people working in the mineral extractives and quarrying sector.

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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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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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