At VGC we invest in people by providing training and development opportunities.
Apprenticeships help people by offering the chance for sustainable employment. They also support our strategic growth plans.
Our apprenticeship 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).
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 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 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.”