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4 April 2022

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 Street Campus, and attended by the Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracey Brabin. Female pupils aged

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4 April 2022

How can engineering fix its staff retention problem?

Like many other industries right now, the engineering sector is struggling with a skills shortage in the wake of Covid-19. This is a problem that has been steadily growing for many years, but the pandemic seems to have brought it to a head.   Research from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) found that

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22 March 2022

Buried Services - VGC Group

  VGC have announced their annual health and safety week focusing on raising awareness of Buried Services.   This week, VGC are shining a spotlight on our HSQE team and their Buried Services campaign.   We want to raise awareness around buried services, with the goal being to encourage our workforce to STOP when things

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14 March 2022

Enormous HS2 parts factory built for UK’s longest railway bridge

A huge new temporary factory has been opened near the M25 in Greater London, specifically to construct parts of the UK’s longest railway bridge – all part of the HS2 infrastructure project. The mega factory has been specially constructed to produce the deck segments for the Colne Valley Viaduct.   Once complete, the viaduct will

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9 March 2022

VGC announces the Lighthouse Club as corporate charity partner for 2022/3

News release   VGC announces the Lighthouse Club as corporate charity partner for 2022/3     Date:  5th March 2022     VGC are delighted to announce that our staff have nominated the Lighthouse Club as our 2022 Corporate Charity Partner.   The Lighthouse Club is the only charity that provides emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing

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23 February 2022

HS2 report identifies earthworks savings of £300m a year for UK infrastructure sector 

A new study has found that the UK’s infrastructure sector could save an enormous £300 million a year by changing how it manages earthworks projects.   The report comes from HS2, in conjunction with the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Partnership (i3P) and Expedition Engineering. A total of 28 organisations were involved in the research, including some

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23 February 2022

£31m of new UK Government funding confirmed for floating offshore wind projects 

The UK Government has announced a total of £31 million in new grant funding for the offshore wind sector, earmarked for the development of innovative floating offshore wind technologies.   The funding comes from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), through its Floating Offshore Wind Demonstration Programme. But ultimately, the money is

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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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17 January 2022

Chris Hoyle, joins VGC Group as Finance Director!

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Chris Hoyle, as Finance Director for the VGC Group, who joins the team today! This is an important appointment and is part of a planned process to enable Sam Balasandaram to transition to retirement during 2022. We are incredibly grateful to Sam for his incredible support, hard work

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16 December 2021

2021 Go Beyond award winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Go Beyond awards announced by CEO Laurence Mckidd at last week's six-monthly meeting.

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