Wellbeing at VGC

Fiona writes: As a health and safety adviser, part of my role involves raising awareness of best practice. This expanded in 2018 when I become VGC’s wellbeing champion. I look at what VGC is doing, and what other initiatives we…

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A14 IDT health, safety and wellbeing impact day

Ben writes: On 7 March I attended the A14 Integrated Delivery Team health, safety and wellbeing impact day in Peterborough. This was the second impact day on the project. The first day was focused on planning safely – taking time…

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Leading the way against modern slavery in construction

Ciara writes: Construction News has recently published a report highlighting worker exploitation through modern slavery practices in the construction sector. This comes just days after six Romanian men in their 20s were rescued from alleged slavery in east London on…

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Giving young people an insight into construction

Kim writes: I work with a lot of students in my role as VGC Group’s skills and employment advisor. It is so important to give young people an insight into the world of construction and engineering, especially if it’s outside…

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Tackling modern slavery in construction

Ciara writes: Preventing modern slavery is something I feel passionate about. I’m proud of the way we are working to remove the risk of labour exploitation within our company and our industry. It’s not a small problem. The Global Slavery…

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How do you make reinforced concrete?

Concrete resists crushing pressure, but it can crack if it is bent. So reinforced concrete is formed around steel reinforcement bars.

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Kim’s Thames Tideway Tunnel on-site experience

Kim writes: As VGC Group’s women in construction champion, I decided to get some hands-on work experience. I wanted to understand what it takes for a woman to work on site; the challenges, the lessons and the bonuses. I worked…

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Hackathon: labour market needs post-Brexit

Ciara writes: I was delighted to be invited to an immigration hackathon to explore labour market needs for employers and employees in a post-Brexit Britain. The event at the Institute of Government on Thursday 9 August 2018 was hosted by…

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Ciara’s blog: Working in industry, for industry

Ciara writes: At VGC we constantly work to improve the way we deliver our business, and ensure that we meet the needs of our clients and the people who work for us. This is why we don’t just focus on…

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Kim prepares for a week on site

As VGC Group’s women in construction champion, I’m responsible for attracting women to the industry. Although I deliver many presentations on this subject I’ve decided that I’d like to get some hands-on experience so that I can give the women…

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Meeting the secretary of state for work and pensions

Ciara writes: I met Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Esther McVey in Caxton House in Westminster last week. It was a very useful discussion of the labour market with key industry leaders. They included Peter Cheese, chief executive…

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My work experience at VGC

Maddy writes: I have just finished a week of work experience at VGC’s head office in Ruislip. I go to Bishop Ramsey School and am in year 10. Everyone in my year group had to complete work experience and I…

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