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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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4 August 2022

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 would prefer a course of study that had a practical application. In April 2021,

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1 August 2022

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 of opportunities for those hoping to break into the industry.     According to the HS2

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6 July 2022

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 supply chain is doing in equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), skill employment, and education (SEE),

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5 July 2022

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. During this time, the project is expected to generate and support a number of UK

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22 June 2022

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, and modern slavery. Andrew Spencer, Head of Procurement & Supply Chain for Skanska, began the

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1 June 2022

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 underneath the river Thames. The capital currently relies on a sewer system that is over

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16 May 2022

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 company, such as IT, Health and Safety, Labour, Recruitment, Projects and even went on site

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6 May 2022

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 the motto, ‘I care, you count, we matter,’ and emphasised that we have a rare

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