National Inclusion Week 2019

To mark National Inclusion Week 2019, skills and employment adviser Kimberley McGinty has been asking people what 'inclusion' means to them.

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Face-fit testing RPE on the M4

Ben visits the M4 smart motorway project each month to carry out face-fit testing, so anyone who has to wear a dust mask knows how to fit it correctly.

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My work experience at VGC

Alexandra writes I have just completed a week’s work experience with VGC, which gave me an insight into the construction industry. I started working in the marketing department with Zena Wigram. I learned the importance of promoting the company in…

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My Career Ready internship with VGC

Ryan writes: I have just finished four weeks of work experience with VGC. I wanted to do the internship because I am interested in the field of engineering and construction, but wanted to know more about the industry in order…

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2019 finance department internship

Omar writes: I have completed a four-week internship at VGC Group head office in Ruislip. From 8 July to 2 August I worked with the finance department. I learnt a lot about VGC, as well as how the finance function…

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SCSS Wellbeing special interest group

Fiona writes: Last week I took part in the launch of the Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS) Wellbeing special interest group (SIG). We had a good turnout, including representatives from Highways England, Bouygues, Canary Wharf group, Wates, Danny Sullivan Group,…

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Rail Industry Association trailblazer launch

Bob writes: On 11 July I attended the launch of the of Rail Industry Association’s (RIA) trailblazers’ campaign. Civil engineer Derek Emmett, who is a member of RIA, kindly invited me to go with him. The launch was in the…

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Signalbox for train locations

Bob writes: I’ve been enjoying a new website called Signalbox. It shows the real-time location of every passenger train in Great Britain. It’s almost hypnotic watching the different trains moving along the lines. And it brings a new perspective to…

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Charity golf day in Cumbria

George writes: Our recent Cumbria golf day raised over £500 for charity State of Mind Sport. A good day was had by all who attended. The standard of golf was very high, plus we were blessed with the weather. Attendees…

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Infrastructure Employment Forum (IEF) meeting

Kimberley writes: On Tuesday 16 July we presented the Infrastructure Employment Forum to tier 1 contractors and their supply chain. They are keen to come together to support ex-offenders into sustainable employment. Attendees included representatives from HS2, Keltbray and Thames…

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Air quality workshop

Ben writes: On Tuesday 2 July I attended a breakfast meeting in Lambeth on the subject of air quality. It was hosted by the Supply Chain Sustainability School, in conjunction with the Mayor of London’s Climate Action Week. After signing…

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Update: running to raise funds for SOMS

Laurence writes: 8 July 2019: How lucky I was to run 10 km with my daughter Joscelyn in my home town. I’m pleased to say we had a lovely run yesterday – and we crossed the line together. We started…

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