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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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18 December 2022

VGC Go Beyond Award winners 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 Go Beyond Award winners. Chief Operating Officer, Ciara Pryce, presented the  awards at VGC’s six monthly meeting on 15 December. She said: “We are delighted to celebrate the successes that have been delivered by our people in 2022. We have received over 130 nominations across our offices and sites, and it

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13 December 2022

Go beyond awards shortlist 2022

VGC’s senior directors have announced the shortlist for the 2022 Go Beyond awards. Chief Operating Officer, Ciara Pryce said: “We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2022 Go Beyond awards awarded to those that live and breathe the VGC values every day and have delivered exceptional results. Following over 130 nominations, we have

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26 October 2022

Seasonal clock change 2022

Richard writes: The clocks go back on Sunday 30 October at 02:00. Be aware that your body may take a couple of days to adjust. Be extra careful on the roads, road casualty rates increase with the darker nights and poor weather and the evening rush hour will now be in the dark. Insurance companies

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18 October 2022

Anti-Slavery Day 2022

Today is Anti-Slavery day, marked on 18 October every year, which is an opportunity to raise awareness of modern slavery, and encourage organisations, business and individuals to take action to address the issue. VGC actively take action to prevent modern slavery within the business, as well as continuing to educate ourselves through external events, and

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5 October 2022

VGC continue to demonstrate highest standards in ethical employment

We have successfully passed the Ethical Employment Audit and received the Ethical Employment Certification from Achilles.   This is a new accreditation for VGC and the audit focused on our processes of engagement and employment for both direct and indirectly employed workers. It looked at VGC’s documentation, and reviewed the practical application of these policies

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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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30 August 2022

Kier confirmed as new contractor for Penzance creative business hub

The leading UK construction group Kier has been confirmed as the new contractor for the Penzance Creative Cluster, an innovative new business hub in Cornwall.     Work on the three-storey building was halted after the original contractor Midas entered administration earlier in the year. The company reportedly owed £22 million to its creditors when it

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30 August 2022

HS2 joins West Midlands Jobs and Skills Showcase for Commonwealth Games workers

HS2’s lead construction partner Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) has joined the West Midlands Jobs and Skills Showcase, an event aimed at finding new careers for those involved in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Temporary staff and volunteers who played a key part in the hugely successful sporting event are being encouraged to join HS2. To

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