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StoneTrain was formed to provide training for the natural stone industry and in particular for Stone Federation Great Britain members.

It is run for the industry, by the industry.

Why Train?

Why Train?

In today's business environment success means providing quality products and services at prices the customer is prepared to pay.  Developing and maintaining a reputation for quality and value involves keeping up with new materials, tools and techniques in order to stay ahead of your competitors.  To do that, you need skilled and motivated people who are proactive, know the job thoroughly and understand your business priorities. more...

Courses

Courses

What is StoneTrain and what can StoneTrain do for you?

In today's business environment success means providing quality products and services at prices the customer is prepared to pay.  Developing and maintaining a reputation for quality and value involves keeping up with new legislation, materials, tools and techniques in order to stay ahead of your competitors.  To do that, you need skilled and motivated people who are proactive, know the job thoroughly and understand your business priorities. more...

Grants

Grants

The Impact of Skills Cards

The Impact of Skills Cards on the Stone Sector

CSCS or the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme Card was set up to help the construction industry
improve quality and reduce accidents. Over 1.5 million people now possess one. more...

Natural Stone Industry Training Group

Natural Stone Industry Training Group

Career in the Stone Industry?

Are you looking for a Career in the Stone Industry?

The natural stone industry offers everyone a wide and varied range of skills. Whether you like working as part of a team or alone, inside or outside, whether you are academic or prefer working with your hands, whether you are just starting out or you are looking for a career change, stone can offer you an interesting choice of careers. more...

Partners & Accreditation

Partners & Accreditation

Stone Federation Great Britain is the official trade association for the natural stone industry.  The Federation co-ordinates all aspects of the industry and provides specifiers and users with a first point of contact for information, advice and guidance in sourcing appropriate materials and a reliable service. more...

Free On-line training

Free On-line training

This online training facility is currently open to members of Stone Federation only.  If you are a member please click here for log in details.

As part of its commitment to raising skills in the natural stone industry, Stone Federation GB is pleased to invite you to participate in its free on-line management training courses. more...



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Blog

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Contact us

Contact us

For any information and advice on issues involving training in stone including careers advice and sourcing courses please click here.

Personal Profiles

Personal Profiles

StoneTrain is managed for Stone Federation GB by the combined resources of two consultant agencies with extensive experience in the natural stone industry both as accredited trainers and assessors, in the wider world of construction and also in premium brand sales, marketing and training. more...

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Training for the natural stone industry
Run for the industry, by the industry

StoneTrain was formed to provide training for the natural stone industry and in particular for Stone Federation Great Britain members.

It is run for the industry, by the industry.

All the training provided is realistically priced to reflect today’s market place and StoneTrain is dedicated to supply training on a flexible basis and in formats best suited to the needs of employers and employees alike.

Those involved in providing the training are leading authorities in their field and are fully aware of the commercial realities and challenges faced by the stone industry. Regular research undertaken by Stone Federation, who administers StoneTrain, ensures that StoneTrain is aware of new training needs and opportunities and is thus able to provide for these ahead of the competition.

StoneTrain certificates endorsed by Stone Federation GB are awarded at the end of courses when candidates are successful.

Crucially, many courses are eligible for CITB grants that limit the investment needed from employers. Our close relationship with CITB means that we are always aware of funding availability and thus in the best position to advise you. We ensure that our training can be delivered to you as affordably as possible.

Stone Federation is committed to maintain a highly skilled and trained workforce and regular, open dialogue with the Federation’s members and others working in the natural stone industry. This ensures that the industry as a whole feels engaged and fully involved at all times.

The Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG) was formed in 2005 and its aim is to be the main source of information about careers, training, development and skills in the natural stone industry.