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Boost your Career with IQ Membership

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2022 9:40:19 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Membership

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The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has promoted professionalism in the mineral products sector and proudly supported career development for more than 100 years.

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Shape the future direction of our industry with IQ membership

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 5, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Leadership, Membership

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For more than 100 years, the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has supported the professional development of people working within the mineral products and quarrying industries.

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Boost Your Career and Our Industry

[fa icon="calendar'] May 28, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Industry, Membership, IQ Community

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Getting the Most Out of IQ Membership

The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has over 2,800 UK members, representing all aspects of the minerals extractive and quarrying industries from health and safety to geology, explosives and sustainability.

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Benefits of upgrading your IQ membership

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Membership

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In the UK there are hundreds of professional membership bodies covering areas of work including finance, engineering, construction, health, law, journalism, personnel and management. These professional organisations are normally an association or institute, which people with the appropriate background, experience or qualifications can join. What can you gain by joining such a body? Is it worth the money? Will it help your job search?

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CPD best practice from IQ

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 31, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Membership

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The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has supported the professional development of people working within the mineral products sector for more than 100 years. Lifelong learning is at the heart of IQ, which is why, like many professional organisations, it encourages members to actively participate in continuing professional development (CPD).

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Rising to the challenge

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Industry, University of Derby, Membership, Careers

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Last month Martin Riley, senior vice-president of Tarmac, became new President of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ), succeeding his predecessor Phil Redmond. In a recent Zoom interview with QM, he spoke about a global vision for IQ, the key priorities for the professional body and the challenges facing the minerals extractives sector in the post-pandemic world.

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Delivering value through content

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Skills Wheel, Membership

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One of the many benefits of being an IQ member is access to advice, best practice and industry resources. These resources exist in different formats and include everything from textbooks to factsheets, videos to webinars through to industry articles and case studies.

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Leading by example - investing in competence

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2019 11:19:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Leadership, CPD, Membership

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Leadership. There are many discussions and activities across the quarrying and mineral extractives sectors around the term, but what does it actually mean? And how is it best to deliver it within an organisation? There is no single right answer for showing leadership but a constant theme in all cases is the need for those in leadership positions to lead by example.

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Membership is much more than a badge

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2018 2:21:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Membership, IQ Community

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When Adrian Wilkinson and Adrian Charters, the directors of Land and Minerals Consulting Ltd (LMCL), took the decision to attend the Institute of Quarrying’s (IQ) Centenary Conference last year, little did they realise that within six months their business would be one of the lead adopters of IQ’s Centennial Pledge.

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Future proofing the quarrying sector

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2018 1:50:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Skills Wheel, Membership

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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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