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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...

Triton Building Restoration has worked with StoneTrain for several years in order to gain valuable NVQ qualification for our employees - from Apprentices through to Site Supervisors. They are always efficient, helpful and accommodating whilst administering the NVQ's and securing funding.

Laura Savage
Office Manager, Triton Building Restoration

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Why Train?
Why train your employees?
For success in business

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 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.

Which means they deserve quality training.
A skilled, trained workforce can dramatically improve your bottom line performance, adding value to your products and services and making it easier to compete nationally and internationally. Satisfied and motivated staff will lead to higher levels of productivity, profit and loyalty.

So, who should you train?
In short, everyone. Everyone will benefit from raised skill levels whether it's a new recruit who needs some basic training to contribute effectively to the business or an experienced worker who will profit from a refresher course. In many businesses the employees are the single biggest expense thus it only makes sense to invest in this asset to maximise the return.

But, to get the best value from an investment in training, the training needs to be tailored closely to your people's needs and to your business objectives and that's where StoneTrain can help.

Employees want training that:

  • They can readily put into practice
  • Develops them as individuals
  • Allows them to learn at their own pace
  • Fits in with family and lifestyle commitments
  • Is tailored to their learning style

Employers want training that:

  • Is affordable
  • Is easy to understand, identify and book
  • Doesn't take the employee out of the workplace for too long
  • Can be put into practice immediately
  • Has measurable results

StoneTrain's direct relationship with Stone Federation GB and the Natural Stone Industry Training Group ensures that all its training products are developed in close consultation with member companies and are tailored as closely as possible to match the needs of employers and employees alike.

Our Aim:

The purpose of this school is to help children make sense of an ever-changing world by providing them with meaningful learning opportunities so as to develop lively, enquiring minds.

Our Mission Statement:

By celebrating and valuing every individual, we work as a community joined by a common desire for continuous improvement and excellence by being accountable leaders of good practice.