Defining Blue status for Tideway East team

Our team working on Thames Tideway's eastern sites has achieved Costain's prestigious 'Defining Blue' status for exceptional performance.

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VGC Academy – our new learning and development scheme

The VGC Academy will help staff to create tailored development plans, so they can succeed in their roles and work toward their career goals.

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Touch rugby to help charity

Congratulations to winners Atkins in the Heathrow 'touch rugby world cup' on 16 October which raised £16,500 for construction charity The Lighthouse Club.

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VGC staff awards recognise values and success

VGC's annual staff celebration on 10 October was a chance to meet socially, look to the future and recognise people's contributions over the past year

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Richard Wheeler wins Skanska safety award

HSQE manager Richard Wheeler has won an Injury-Free Environment (IFE) safety award, presented at Skanska's Zero Accident Forum

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Women into Construction award

VGC has received a special commendation award for supporting Women into Construction. The award citation reads: “Your excellent contribution has directly resulted in increased participation of women in the construction industry”. VGC has been a key supporter of Women into…

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VGC signs up to Ban the Box

We have signed up to the Ban the Box campaign, as part of VGC’s commitment to give ex-offenders a second chance. Ban the Box is a national campaign to create a fair chance for ex-offenders. It asks employers to remove…

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National Inclusion Week 2019

To mark National Inclusion Week 2019, skills and employment adviser Kimberley McGinty has been asking people what 'inclusion' means to them.

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Shortlisted for IRP Corporate and Social Responsibility award

VGC has been shortlisted for the IRP award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioner. Our entry described our ‘go beyond the gates’ programme to support ex-offenders into construction careers. The judges examined we engage with stakeholders to benefit the community,…

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Face-fit testing RPE on the M4

Ben visits the M4 smart motorway project each month to carry out face-fit testing, so anyone who has to wear a dust mask knows how to fit it correctly.

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My work experience at VGC

Alexandra writes I have just completed a week’s work experience with VGC, which gave me an insight into the construction industry. I started working in the marketing department with Zena Wigram. I learned the importance of promoting the company in…

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A weekend of charity fundraising

This weekend saw 11 VGC employees (plus two supporters) running a total of 112km for State of Mind Sport. On 7 September Chelsey, Jason, Zena, Emma, Melanie, Patrick, Ellie and Alex (left) tackled 5km of Rough Runner. During the night,…

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