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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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Future proofing the quarrying sector

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2018 1:50:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in membership, CPD, University of Derby, lifelong learning, environment, health, Safety

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Just over a year into his tenure, the Institute of Quarrying’s (IQ) chief executive officer is using the industry’s premiere biannual showcasing event, Hillhead 2018, as a platform from which to share his vision for IQ and what it should be delivering for its members and the wider industry.

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Bringing learning to life

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2018 2:06:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Education, University of Derby

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Sometimes the best way to learn about something is to see it in action. That’s the thinking behind a series of informative, hands-on annual study tours organised by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) and the University of Derby’s Centre for Mineral Products . The latest tour has been hailed a great success.
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