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We know that people are essential to our success. The VGC Academy supports training opportunities for all members of VGC staff on site and at offices across the UK.

We believe that when you help people to realise their potential, you also create a stronger, more robust business.

We actively encourage people to start and develop long-term construction and civil engineering industry careers.

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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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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26 October 2022

Krista Edwards, Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Krista writes: In September 2020, VGC supported me to enroll on a 2-year HNC qualification apprenticeship in Construction Quantity Surveying at London South Bank University. I have now successfully completed my HNC qualification and End Point Assessment. I joined VGC four years ago, with no previous construction experience, as an Operations Administrator, and was eager

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26 September 2022

VGC welcomes new apprentice cohort

Today, labour manager Jana Romanova and Natalia Lagos went to the Skills Centre to meet our eight apprentices commencing their apprenticeship on HS2 Skanska Costain Strabag Joint Venture project. In collaboration with Danny Sullivan Group and McGinley Support Services, we will be supporting the apprentices through their groundworks apprenticeships, with a mixture of on site

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20 January 2022

Tom Geraty starts his new role as Trainee Resourcing and Compliance Assistant

Congratulations to Thomas Geraty for starting in the role of Trainee Resourcing and Compliance Assistant.   After starting with VGC in 2021 in the resourcing team as part of the government kickstart programme, Thomas has proved himself to be an invaluable member of the team supporting candidate attraction and onboarding processes.   He has made

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11 November 2020

ICE renews our graduate training approval

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has renewed their approval of VGC's graduate training scheme, run by FICE Bob Webb.

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29 June 2015

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 of workers finishing up a project in NW London have been given training to equip

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11 June 2015

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 Civil Engineer which has identified six areas of importance for the future of civil engineering.

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12 March 2015

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 shortlisted companies provided evidence of corporate social responsibility, particularly involving the workforce, as well as

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