Manual handling training on HS2

Ben describes face-to-face manual handling training - visiting people at their place of work, to make sure they are lifting safely.

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Getting the COVID vaccine

Zena has had the COVID vaccine: "It was really easy and didn't hurt at all; the system was most efficient and everyone was very pleasant."

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About the VGC Academy

We established the VGC Academy in 2019 to bring all our learning and development activities under one umbrella.

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National Apprenticeship Week

Workforce development manager Martyn Price MBE writes about National Apprenticeship Week and the opportunities to grow people's careers.

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M4 work experience confirms Valentina’s career choice

Valentina's work experience placement helped her to see what the industry is like, before committing to a new construction career.

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VGC Academy – personal development plan training

Ciara writes about PDP training, which prepares managers to deliver personal development plans in line with the VGC competency framework.

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Staying well in the new year

Wellbeing champion Fiona Dowling offers some practical steps to improving physical and mental wellbeing as we start the new year.

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December payroll

VGC’s offices will close from Wednesday 23 Dec 2020 to Monday 4 Jan 2020. Here are the payroll arrangements for wages over the holidays.

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A page of light-hearted cheer

Some light-hearted fun if you need something to cheer you up. Coronavirus has made things hard for many people; here are a smile or two which may help.

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The changing landscape of recruitment

Matt writes about the dramatic changes in the process associated with recruiting and mobilising a workforce.

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Internet and email security – stay safe online

Sudarshan writes: Internet and email security – five steps to keep yourself safe online. 1. Never respond to emails that request personal financial information. If you receive an email you suspect isn’t genuine, delete it. Even if you think the…

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Keeping mentally healthy – adapting to the new normal

Life is now significantly different to before coronavirus. What may have been looked upon as unusual was, within a matter of days, the new normal.

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