National Apprenticeship Week 2016

This week (14 – 18 March) is National Apprenticeship Week. The week is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service – it is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individual people, businesses and the wider economy.…

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EGIP improves lives as well as Scotland’s rail links

The Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) is a £742 million investment to upgrade key Scottish rail infrastructure. At the same time, it is bringing new career opportunities to local people. Chris Turner, David Aikenhead and Robert Clark are among…

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Track partnership apprentices

VGC has comfortably exceeded the ambitious 2015 target of more than five apprentices per 100 workers. Over 50 people are doing NVQs on the Track Partnership contract, and other apprentices are working on projects including Crossrail. Another group of apprentices…

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New training partnership, new careers in rail

The first group of recruits from a new training partnership is about to join VGC. An innovative partnership between GP Strategies Training Limited and VGC helps unemployed people from deprived areas in Glasgow into work. The first group of seven…

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Rail Academy award winners

The results of the inaugural Rail Academy Student Awards 2015 have been announced. The awards celebrate the achievements of Newcastle College students during the past academic year. The VGC Group sponsored the following awards: the Practical Work Ethic award –…

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Qualifications for over 70 VGC workers

Twenty VGC workers have been given Persons and BESC training, and over 50 more are gaining specialist NVQ qualifications. This investment in people ensures continuity of work, and gives VGC the flexibility to support its range of clients. A group…

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VGC wins Infrastructure 21 Training award

The VGC Group has won the Training category in the inaugural Infrastructure 21 awards, which recognise best practice in key supply chain competencies. The awards are part of a new Leadership programme by CECA (Civil Engineering Contractors Association) and New…

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VGC is ‘Contractor of the Year’

VGC has been named ‘Contractor of the Year 2014’ on the Crossrail project at Bond Street station, based on the year’s safety scores. On the Crossrail project at Bond Street station managed by Costain Skanska, seven safety areas are measured…

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RISQS awards VGC maximum ‘five stars’

VGC Labour Solutions and VGC Rail Projects have been awarded five stars in the RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) audit (formerly Link-up). Five stars is the highest score that can be achieved, and demonstrates that a company’s business management…

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VGC Group shortlisted for ‘Employer of the Year’

The Construction News awards have shortlisted the VGC Group for ‘Employer of the Year ‘. VGC is one of only eight companies to be shortlisted in this category, which recognises companies which can prove their excellence as an employer. The…

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MP praises VGC Group’s apprenticeship scheme

During a visit to the VGC Group head office in Ruislip, MP Nick Hurd praised the company’s commitment to supporting new entrants to the construction and rail industries. The minister of parliament for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner visited the VGC…

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Checks help staff to improve their health

Health checks run by VGC for staff across the country, as part of its commitment to health and safety, are encouraging staff to take responsibility for their health. One member of staff lost two stone in six months and feels…

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