Tynedale Roadstone’s Junior Technical Manager, Will Slack has just returned from the Institute of Quarrying’s (IQ) Study Tour.
The week-long programme explored a number of different mineral extraction and processing sites located across the North West of England. Featured sites included Hanson Aggregates’ Shap quarry and Tarmac’s Dry Rigg, Arcow and Swinden quarries as well as Tata Steel’s Shapfell quarries, Hanson’s Ribblesdale Works and Forterra Building Products.
In his role as an asphalt laboratory technician at Tynedale Roadstone, part of MGL Group, Will has attended previous IQ’s study tours, and is currently studying for his Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours Degree in Mineral Management at the University of Derby’s Centre for Mineral Products.
Will commented “This is my third tour and its really good. I’m on the course to learn more about the management side of the business and the study tour is a unique opportunity to get out and about, seeing how different companies and operations work. Then there’s the chance to meet new people and learn from them which is so valuable.”
Will’s degree is part of his ongoing training programme at Tynedale Roadstone.