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Scholarship opportunity for potential quarry executives

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: December 19, 2013

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SCHOLARSHIPS of up to £2,000 each are being offered by the Institute of Quarrying to develop future leaders and managers for the industry.

In partnership with the institute, University of Derby Corporate is launching its new BSc (Hons) in Minerals Management course.

The degree is aimed at taking those in operational positions, and developing their leadership and management skills through a programme that has been specifically developed for the sector.

The minerals industry has an aging demographic, with a shortage of young people in prominent job roles.

Mark Osbaldeston, Head of the Centre for Mineral Products Professional Development, said: “As the centre’s flagship programme, this is an excellent example of what can be achieved when universities and business work together.

“The sector has been without a specific degree qualification for almost ten years, so the launch of this partnership programme combined with the Institute of Quarrying’s supporting scholarship is an excellent boost to the professional mineral products industry.”

Phil James, Chief Executive of the Institute of Quarrying, said: “The launch of the new programme marks a key point in the history of the mineral products industry and, indeed, the Institute of Quarrying.”

More information is available online at www.derby.ac.uk

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