Is the industry ready for change?

James asks if the industry is ready to change: can construction achieve a more diverse and inclusive workforce by following normal practices?

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What will the new immigration system mean to our industry?

Ciara explains concerns about the impact of the new points-based immigration system: "migrant labour is not the same as cheap, unskilled labour."

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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 Pryce chaired the REC construction sector event on Tues 12 Nov. The agenda included IR35, modern slavery and ex-offender rehabilitation.

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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 (respiratory protective equipment)

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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