At VGC we invest in people by providing training and development opportunities.

Dalbir and James on A14
Dalbir (L, with labour manager James Burke) joined our apprenticeship scheme on the A14 project

Apprenticeships help people by offering the chance for sustainable employment. They also support our strategic growth plans.

Our apprenticeship programme is managed by Simon Clamp, learning and development manager.

The programme covers NVQ level 2 and 3 placements in various industry-related activities. These include general business administration, construction operations, and track maintenance and engineering. We have apprentices across VGC, in our head office and also on projects including Whitechapel Crossrail, Crossrail Anglia, and the Track Partnership project (upgrading and maintaining the London Underground network).

Some of our apprentices

Apprentice James Byrne
James Byrne

James Byrne was one of our apprentices on our Crossrail Anglia project for Costain

James started with us on Crossrail Anglia in October 2015. “I’m working with brilliant people at VGC – it’s like a big family,” he says. “Everyone looks out for each other. We have a laugh, but they work incredibly hard and I’m proud of managing to keep up with them. I’m learning so much every day – it’s a massive challenge and I’m loving it.”

 

Lee Van Cliff
Lee Van Cliff

Lee Van Cliff started his apprenticeship with VGC Labour Solutions in February 2013.

Lee was offered a permanent position at VGC when he finished his apprenticeship. He is now an engineer’s assistant on the Crossrail project at Whitechapel.

 

Nirvana Murray joined VGC as an apprentice when she left school.

Nirvana Murray
Nirvana Murray

Nirvana is now a valued member of the HR team, having been promoted to HR assistant.

 

During a visit to VGC’s Ruislip head office in November 2014, MP Nick Hurd said: “The VGC Group’s apprentice scheme offers valuable opportunities to get training and career direction in a very exciting industry.”

 

Simon Clamp video
Click to watch Simon Clamp talk about his work with VGC’s apprentices

If you are interested in an apprenticeship with VGC, contact us to ask Simon about opportunities near you.