ICE renews our graduate training approval

ICE renews our graduate training approval

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has renewed its approval of VGC’s graduate training scheme.

We first gained approval from ICE for our training programme in 2015.

The renewal confirms that we provide the variety and depth of experience to allow our graduate trainees to meet their high standards.

“I’m delighted that the ICE has extended their approval of our training scheme,” said Bob Webb, non-executive director. “The programme enhances VGC’s ability to attract high quality graduate engineers. They are drawn to the structured training and experience we offer. We support them towards gaining ICE membership, an internationally recognised level of professional attainment.”

Bob’s leadership and contribution to the profession led to the award of a Fellowship in 2015. “I have been a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers for over 40 years. As well as the status it confers by being a member of one of the most respected engineering institutions in the world, it has enabled me to work in many different countries by satisfying the requirements for the necessary work permits.”

Bob Hayre
Site agent Bobby Hayre recently worked on the Thames Valley park and ride project

Bobby Hayre, one of the first graduates to join the programme, said: “VGC’s graduate engineer programme has been the foundation for my career.” After becoming an engineering technician member of ICE in 2016, he achieved Incorporated Membership of the ICE in 2019. Bobby is currently working on the Northern Line power upgrade civils installation at Stockwell substation for client Balfour Beatty. “I’m very grateful for all the support from everyone at VGC, especially Bob Webb FICE, whose guidance has been invaluable throughout.”

Our ICE-approved graduate training scheme is part of the VGC Academy. The VGC Academy is our programme to help all staff achieve their career and personal potential. We recently received a CITB grant to develop our people’s leadership and management skills.