Apprentice Natalia Lagos achieves distinction

Natalia joined VGC in April 2021 as an apprentice Administrator on SCS. Last week, she achieved a distinction in her NVQ level 3 diploma in Business Administration. Natalia had chosen A-Levels in psychology, history, and sociology, but realised that she…

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How HS2 is “upskilling the next generation” of female engineers

Three phases of HS2 are now officially underway, with 170 miles of new high-speed railway under construction between London and Crewe. Europe’s biggest infrastructure project has so far supported an enormous 25,000 jobs, but it’s also opened up a world…

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VGC wins at HS2 Awards

On 4 July 2022, Sean Fitzpatrick, Ciara Pryce, Chris Ryan and Kimberley McGinty were presented with the HS2 Inspiration Award for modern slavery prevention at the House of Commons.   The People Legacy Inspiration Awards celebrates the work that the…

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Civil engineering sector on the up – experts identify positive signs of growth

The last few years have proved enormously challenging for many UK sectors, in the wake of Covid-19 and its hard-hitting economic impact. Civil engineering faced its fair share of setbacks, including the suspension of engineering sites across the country during…

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Work starts on Northamptonshire green landscaping tunnel for HS2

Construction has officially started in Northamptonshire on a green tunnel to minimise HS2’s impact on the surrounding landscape. The ambitious project is the very first of its kind in the UK, with construction works expected to last around three years.…

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SCS Supply Chain Enterprise Academy

On 15 June, VGC hosted the SCS Supply Chain Enterprise Academy at Hazelwood Community Centre for SCS. We welcomed over 50 people from SME’s in the SCS supply chain, delivering sessions on SEE, EDI, leadership and collaboration, our CSR programme,…

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Thames Tideway Tunnel celebrates engineering feat with special live performance

To mark the completion of tunnelling work on London’s huge new ‘Super Sewer’, the Thames Tideway Tunnel project has hosted a special live music performance over 70 metres underground. The Thames Tideway Tunnel aims to build a major new 25km sewer…

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Help us tackle mental health head on

Construction is an industry that struggles more than most with mental health problems. Research shows that 1 in 4 construction workers contemplate suicide, and male site workers are three times more likely to die by suicide than the average male…

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My week of work experience at VGC

Thomas has just completed his week of work experience at our head office in Ruislip. He writes:            While I have been at VGC this week I have helped in most of the departments in the…

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Future of Work in Construction Conference 2022

On 4 May, I attended the ‘Future of Work in Construction’ conference at the ExCeL Centre in London. Mark Thurston, Chief Executive Officer of HS2 opened with a keynote address, ‘building back better and equal.’ He explored the meaning behind…

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VGC sends donations to Ukraine

VGC has been fundraising in order to provide urgent supplies to those most affected by the war in Ukraine. This month, we transported goods to 3 charities thanks to the donations of staff and suppliers alike. We received generous donations…

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Diversity-in-Construction initiative held in Leeds to mark IWD 2022

A pilot initiative to encourage more female school students to consider careers in construction was held in Leeds to mark International Women’s Day 2022.    The event on 8th March was hosted by Leeds College of Building at its North…

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