Industry Articles

Creating future leaders at Hollowford

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2019 12:20:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Leadership, University of Derby, Apprenticeships

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An ageing workforce is an ongoing challenge for the mineral extractives industry, with the average worker in the sector aged 55[1] . So, how is the sector developing the next generation of young talent and creating future leaders?

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IQ study tour delivers on personal effectiveness agenda

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Skills Wheel, University of Derby, personal effectiveness

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There’s a lot of talk in business around the subject of personal effectiveness. But what do we mean by the term? And why is it so important? It’s a key part of the Institute of Quarrying’s (IQ) Skills Wheel, a tool that helps identify the full range of competencies for the modern professional working in the minerals extractive and quarrying industries.

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Creating Future Leaders

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in University of Derby, IQ Community

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The Tower of London has stood tall over the centuries as all around it has changed. The scene of so much history, it provided a fitting backdrop for the first IQ Fellows Lunch, at which the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) unveiled its ‘Creating Future Leaders’ vision and celebrated the IQ Student Awards 2018.

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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 University of Derby, Apprenticeships

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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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Bringing learning to life

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2018 2:06:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in 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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Development key to future success

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2017 1:57:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Academy, Skills Wheel, University of Derby

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Raising professional performance standards of the workforce in the quarrying, construction materials and related extractive and processing industries is key to the success of this essential part of the UK and global economy. But it’s long-term prosperity is also about presenting the sector as an attractive career opportunity to the next generation of quarrying professionals.

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