10 May 2019

Reponsible Business Tracker achievement

VGC’s performance as a responsible business has been favourably noted by Business in the Community (BITC). We took part in the forerunner cycle of the Responsible Business Tracker at the start of 2019. Feedback noted three particular strengths: Strength 1 “VGC Group has undertaken a detailed data analysis to find issues that are important to

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8 May 2019

Ciara Pryce shortlisted for Inspiration award

Group services director Ciara Pryce has been shortlisted for the Women in Rail ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year’ award. Ciara was nominated for her “inspirational example and support for women in our industry”. Of 138 entries, Ciara is one of just six shortlisted. Combatting modern slavery A key reason for the nomination is the way

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7 May 2019

2019 work experience

Callum writes: I have just completed my week of work experience at VGC’s head office in Ruislip. I was lucky enough to work with and learn from most of the various departments which make up this company. I have now learnt from the marketing, recruitment, IT, projects and payroll departments as well as the health

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24 April 2019

Record achievement for Hinkley Point apprentices

In total 11 VGC Hinkley Point apprentices achieved industry qualifications in the first three months of 2019. The apprentices gained NVQ and BTEC diplomas in construction and civil engineering that will be of value to them for the rest of their careers. They qualified with the NVQ level 2 Diploma in Construction and Civils Operations,

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16 April 2019

Improve your mental fitness

Guest blog by Dr Phil Cooper of State of Mind Sport: Simple steps to begin to improve your mental fitness 1. You could think about the last time you did something new and how it felt. It’s never too late to learn a new skill or take on a new challenge. Doing it will make

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8 April 2019

Time to Change pledge

VGC has signed the Time to Change employer pledge. To demonstrate our support for our people’s mental wellbeing, managing director Laurence Mckidd signed the pledge on 27 March, witnessed by the board of directors. We have committed to help break the silence and end the stigma around mental health issues. We want everyone to think

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29 March 2019

A14 ILT wins Highways England award

The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon integrated labour team has won the Highways England ‘Improving employee engagement and behavioural change’ award. The award submission entitled ‘The Integrated Labour Team (ILT) – a game-changing approach to meeting the needs of Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme’ described how four labour suppliers work together to meet

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26 March 2019

RoSPA silver award for health and safety

VGC is proud to have achieved a Silver in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards. The award recognises VGC’s practices in helping our staff go home safely at the end of every working day. Our entry included our ground-breaking behavioural safety programme, which has been embraced by the construction industry organisations since we first

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15 March 2019

Wanted: operatives for M4

We’re hiring CSCS operatives to work on a long term project on the M4. If you can get to Reading and want to join our excellent team, please call Jana now on 07826 919 028. Register for work on the M4 now. Benefits: 30 days’ paid holiday Pension You will need: Valid UK driving licence

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14 March 2019

Pension increases this April

Elaine writes: From this April, you have to pay more into your pension. Your payslip will show more money going into your workplace pension after 6 April 2019. The minimum amount which you and VGC pay went up last April and is now going up again. This will help to build your pension for your

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