|Skanska Costain Strabag JV (SCS)
In 2022, we welcomed a cohort of groundworks apprentices to the SCS project.
We worked with our labour desk partners, Danny Sullivan and McGinley Support Services to launch this cohort. The apprenticehsip is being delivered by our delivery partner, the Skills Centre.
Support from VGC
The apprentices are managed by labour manager Jana Venizelou, and resource and compliance specialist, Natalia Lagos. They regularly visit apprentices for wellbeing checks both on site and at the skills centre whilst they are conducting their classroom base learning.
Apprentice Diego Trujillo is enjoying the apprenticehsip so far saying, “I love wokring on large projects such as HS2 as no two days are the same, and this apprenticeship is giving me the skills I need to progress on site in my career.”
Ciara Pryce, Chief Operating Officer, said: “VGC is committed to supporting new entrants to the industry through high quality training interventions, practical site based experience and mentoring and pastoral support. Apprenticeships offer sustainable employment opportunities as well as helping to tackle the skills shortage in the industry.”
“Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see new apprentices enter the construction sector. So, I am especially delighted to welcome this latest apprenticeship cohort to VGC Group.
For some time we have been leading on an apprenticeship initiative for the SCSJV with Danny Sullivan Group and McGinley Support Services and delivered by The Skills Centre.
We look forward to sharing the future success of this and other apprenticeship cohorts over the coming months.”
Martyn Price MBE, Head of Workforce Development