Patrick’s work is highly commended

At the staff awards in October 2019 Patrick Alexander, IT service desk analyst, was highly commended for his dedication to keeping all our computers working. ->...

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Pension re-enrolment 2020

We have to re-enrol people into our pension scheme every three years. You can opt out, but it's a good way to save for your retirement. ->...

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M27 Women in construction day

James writes about the M27 Women in construction day, arranged by BMJV to discuss encouraging women to join the construction industry

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NEETs in construction – a study

Steve Sugden writes about his research on encouraging NEETs into construction: "Employers, supporting organisations and funding bodies should work together"

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Packed agenda at REC construction sector event

Ciara writes: I was delighted to once again chair the REC construction sector event in London on Tuesday 12 November. We had an absolutely packed and diverse agenda. The event kicked off with Lewina Farrell, REC lawyer. Lewina updated us on…

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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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