10 March 2024

Women in Construction Week 2024

Women in Construction week took place from the 3rd – 9th March this year, and is an event that highlights and promotes the role of women in the construction industry. VGC spent the week recognising the contributions of some of the fantastic women we have on projects across the UK. Daniela Caplea is a dedicated

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7 February 2024

VGC welcomes new apprenticeship cohorts on BBV

This year VGC have inducted two cohorts of apprentices to the BBV HS2 project. Mohammed Rezwan Ahmed, Abdullah Ahmed, and Alexander Platt began their steelfixing apprenticeship, and Haaris Farouk, Adam Alesali, and Kye Billingham-Belle began their formwork apprenticeship in January this year. The apprenticeships will last for 18 months with a mixture of practical on

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7 February 2024

Thomas Geraty, HSQE Data Analyst

Last week, HSQE Data Analyst, Thomas Geraty, was accepted into college to begin his Level 3 apprenticeship as a Data Technician which commences in March 2024 and will last for 18 months. It is anticipated that he will then progress to complete the Level 4 apprenticeship in Data Analytics thereafter.   “The reason I chose

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15 January 2024

VGC welcomes Managing Consultant, Ross Harrison

Last week, we were delighted to welcome Management Consultant Ross Harrison to the VGC team, bringing with him many years of experience in permanent recruitment placements within within construction and infrastructure – with a specialism within commercial, procurement, and supply chain management. Ross writes about the concept of ‘Massive Monday’: ‘Massive Monday’, the second working

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20 December 2023

End of Year Christmas Round-Up

A big thank you to the VGC team for all your support and hard work in 2023! Here are our key highlights in 2023; In 2024, our commitment lies in delivering excellence with efficiency, fostering innovation, advancing skills development, driving digital transformation, and prioritising the safety and wellbeing of our team.  We want to take

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15 December 2023

Christmas Payroll

VGC offices will be closed from 22nd December 2023 – 2nd January 2024.  Payroll runs will be paused during this period, and payment details will be provided for your reference. Annual leave payment:

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14 December 2023

If you would like some support with your mental health

Just as anyone can catch flu, anyone can experience a mental health problem. Dr Phil Cooper of charity State of Mind Sport has written a guest blog for us on ways to improve your mental fitness. Do not suffer alone: there are lots of sources of help and support. Other useful resources For specific issues:

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6 December 2023

Go Beyond Awards shortlist announced

VGC’s senior directors have announced the shortlist for the 2023 Go Beyond Awards. Chief Operating Officer, Ciara Pryce said: “We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2023 Go Beyond awards, awarded to those that live and breathe the VGC values every day and have delivered exceptional results. We have received a huge number

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30 March 2023

VGC Academy awarded CITB Leadership & Management grant

VGC Group are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant by the CITB Leadership and Management Development fund to continue investment in training at the VGC Academy. The VGC Academy was established in 2018, to bring together all learning and development activities at the VGC Group under one umbrella. This training includes

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8 February 2023

Alex Dalton, Buyer

Alex joined VGC in 2011 as an assistant within the commercial department. He began studying for an NVQ Level 2 in Business and Administration, which he completed in 2012. After achieving his level 2, Alex began his level 3 apprenticeship. In 2016, Alex began his new role as buyer, and is now part of the

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