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Apprenticeships: The future of the mineral extractives industry?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Apprenticeships, members, University of Derby

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Apprenticeship programmes are an increasingly popular pathway into the world of work, with many apprentices going on to enjoy successful careers at the highest levels. The quarrying sector is no different, with operators large and small welcoming the flexible approach to personal and professional development both in the workplace and classroom.

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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, IQ Branches, CPD, membership, members, Networking

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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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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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