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29 April 2016

Building a badger sett

Michael writes: We’ve been working on an unusual and rather interesting project – an artificial badger sett. As part of our works at Crossrail Anglia for principal contractor Costain, we were asked to install a sett for a colony of badgers. The existing sett was discovered next to the sidings at Shenfield where new track

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5 April 2016

LSE's '1000 companies to inspire Britain'

VGC Group is included in the London Stock Exchange report ‘1000 companies to Inspire Britain’. This report identifies the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years. They have also all outperformed their sector

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30 March 2016

Thanks for Easter works effort

Thank you to the many VGC workers who put in long hours over the Easter weekend. Most people spent the weekend hunting eggs, going to church, and spending time with family and friends. However, over 560 VGC team members were working full shifts to ensure planned works were successfully completed. The VGC team completed extensive

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14 March 2016

National Apprenticeship Week 2016

This week (14 – 18 March) is National Apprenticeship Week. The week is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service – it is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individual people, businesses and the wider economy. VGC has more than 50 apprentices working on NVQ level 2 and 3 placements across

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26 January 2016

EGIP improves lives as well as Scotland’s rail links

The Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) is a £742 million investment to upgrade key Scottish rail infrastructure. At the same time, it is bringing new career opportunities to local people. Chris Turner, David Aikenhead and Robert Clark are among a group of new recruits who have started new long-term careers in rail with the

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3 January 2016

Shortlisted for corporate social responsibility award

We’re proud to have been shortlisted for the UK Rail Industry Awards in the corporate social responsibility category. VGC’s entry is one of only seven to have been shortlisted from among a wide range of entrants, representing substantial competition. The shortlisting panel noted our achievement of ISO 50001 certification in energy management, as well as

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3 January 2016

Supply chain gold status for VGC

VGC is one of only 12 companies who have been awarded gold status in the Supply Chain Sustainability School. The Supply Chain Sustainability School is a collective of 35 leading construction and engineering companies, sharing knowledge and resources to improve sustainability in the industry. The school has more than 10,000 members, to which it offers

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22 December 2015

Thanks to Christmas holiday workers

The VGC offices will be closed from 23 December until 4 January. However, a number of dedicated VGC people will be working over Christmas and New Year. These people are giving up time with their family and friends to carry out work on important infrastructure and transport works, and we thank them all most sincerely.

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15 December 2015

Track partnership apprentices

VGC has comfortably exceeded the ambitious 2015 target of more than five apprentices per 100 workers. Over 50 people are doing NVQs on the Track Partnership contract, and other apprentices are working on projects including Crossrail. Another group of apprentices is due to start shortly. VGC’s apprenticeship programme starts with 13 weeks of classroom and

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12 November 2015

Constructing Better Health medicals

Julie writes: Since VGC started work on the Crossrail projects, we have placed 100% of the workforce based at Bond Street station on Constructing Better Health (CBH) medicals. By conducting regular health checks for the workers, we are helping to protect their safety and the safety of others. Each worker who has attended a medical

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