Kimberley delivering a schools workshop

Skills and employment adviser Kimberley McGinty has been invited to attend the Ground Engineering awards by Costain Skanska JV.

The Costain Skanska JV HS2 enabling works programme in London is shortlisted for Community Engagement Project of the Year in the Ground Engineering awards. Thanks to her contribution to the skills, education and employment legacy of the project, our skills and employment adviser Kimberley McGinty has been invited to the awards ceremony as their guest.

“You have been identified by the SEE team as having made a significant contribution to the SEE delivery and outcomes and we would be delighted if you could join us,” said Louise Dailly, head of legacy.

VGC started working with CSJV on the HS2 enabling works in June 2018. Since then Kimberley’s support for HS2’s legacy includes:

  • 2,386 students engaged in construction careers activities in six boroughs along the HS2 construction route
  • seven bespoke careers in construction workshops (see main photograph)
  • five employability days and six careers fairs
  • supporting ex-offenders into sustainable employment. VGC is one of the founding members of the Infrastructure Employability Forum, working with HM Prison service on rehabilitation programmes.
  • working with charity Crisis to support homeless people into employment.

Kimberley McGintyKim is an Enterprise Adviser for the Mayor’s Team London, and represents London on the Enterprise Adviser Advisory Network. In addition, she is one of VGC’s four trained STEM ambassadors trained to encourage students into careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

About the awards

The Ground Engineering Awards ceremony will take place on 5 June at the London Hilton.

Costain Skanska JV HS2 enabling works programme in London is shortlisted for the Community Engagement award alongside

  • Bam Nuttall, Morgan Sindall, Balfour Beatty JV: Thames Tideway Tunnel
  • MMC Gamuda KVMRT: Klang Valley Sungai Buloh-Kajang Mass Rapid Transit Line
  • Team Van Oord: Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls flood defence scheme

The full shortlist is on the Ground Engineering Awards website. CSJV’s other guest at the Ground Engineering Awards is Martin Harrem, sector director of Atalian Servest.

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