Supporting former Carillion suppliers and staff

Our sympathy goes out to staff and supply chains hit by Carillion’s liquidation. Fortunately, VGC has not been directly affected. “Our finance and commercial teams are reviewing our supply chain to identify any indirect exposure,” said VGC chairman Sean Fitzpatrick.…

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Rail engineering apprentices’ careers on track with VGC

Apprentices from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) have reached the first milestone in their new careers. They will return to the college for the day on Friday 27 January, as part of their NVQ qualification…

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VGC sponsors BuildForce launch event

VGC Group is a key launch sponsor of BuildForce, a new initiative to connect service leavers with opportunities in construction and engineering. BuildForce will officially ‘go live’ at an industry event in the Fusiliers Museum at the Tower of London…

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Our Christmas work teams

Thank you to everyone working over the Christmas holidays. We have a number of people working night and day instead of celebrating with family and friends, and we are grateful to them. “Thank you to all the people who will…

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Costain Blue status for Bond Street team

The VGC team at Bond Street station has achieved Costain Blue status. The scoring, part of Costain’s supply chain performance review process, identified us as achieving “good consistent performance”. Gareth Evans, Head of Supply Chain – Rail for Costain, said:…

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Crossrail sustainability award for VGC

VGC is honoured to have won the Crossrail Sustainability award for maximising employment opportunities. The Sustainability award for ‘Maximising Employment Opportunities’, was presented by Sir Terry Morgan, Crossrail chairman. The citation congratulated us “for running three innovative training programmes which…

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H&S award for BBMV Crossrail C512 project

We are proud to have won an important health and safety award on the Crossrail Whitechapel station project C512. Paul Whyte, BBMV’s health and safety manager, presented the Health and Safety supplier forum trophy to Chris Ryan, VGC’s operations director,…

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Millions of safe hours on 4LM

The Four Lines Modernisation (4LM) programme has hit three million hours without a RIDDOR*. This was confirmed after the Period 3 report, proving that 4LM continues to put safety first. The last RIDDOR took place back in period 8 2014/15,…

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Key influencer introduction day

Ten workers who attended a key influencer introduction day last week were unanimous in their approval. The day served as an introduction to the longer key influencer course. Richard Wheeler, HSQE manager, discussed how behavioural safety can be used to…

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Partnership supports trainees into rail career

We have offered primary sponsorship to twelve trainees from Newcastle College’s specialist rail academy. The agreement followed successful work experience arranged for the students during a blockade on the Tyne and Wear Metro. VGC operations manager Tommy Hunter managed the…

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Thanks for Easter works effort

Thank you to the many VGC workers who put in long hours over the Easter weekend. Most people spent the weekend hunting eggs, going to church, and spending time with family and friends. However, over 560 VGC team members were…

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RISQS audit five-star success

RISQS auditors have given us five stars in the annual rail audit. Five stars is the highest rating possible. It confirms that our business management system meets the health, safety, operational and competence standards necessary to work in the rail…

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