23 July 2019

Infrastructure Employment Forum (IEF) meeting

Kimberley writes: On Tuesday 16 July we presented the Infrastructure Employment Forum to tier 1 contractors and their supply chain. They are keen to come together to support ex-offenders into sustainable employment. Attendees included representatives from HS2, Keltbray and Thames Tideway. At our presentation we talked about the IEF and what we want to achieve,

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17 July 2019

Air quality workshop

Ben writes: On Tuesday 2 July I attended a breakfast meeting in Lambeth on the subject of air quality. It was hosted by the Supply Chain Sustainability School, in conjunction with the Mayor of London’s Climate Action Week. After signing in and enjoying coffee and hot breakfast rolls the meeting began as Sean McCarthy, SCSS

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8 July 2019

Update: running to raise funds for SOMS

Laurence writes: 8 July 2019: How lucky I was to run 10 km with my daughter Joscelyn in my home town. I’m pleased to say we had a lovely run yesterday – and we crossed the line together. We started at the Gateshead international stadium, and ran downhill to the Tyne river past the Baltic

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1 July 2019

Thames Water 'night club' to improve sleep

Fiona writes: Last week I went with some of our team to the Thames Water ‘night club’. Huge thanks to Aimee Cain, Thames Water’s occupational health and wellbeing manager, for hosting the group from VGC Group and Balfour Beatty. (The main photo shows me and Aimee at the event.) Our team members are working nearby:

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17 June 2019

London Healthy Workplace Award

We’re pleased to have achieved the London Healthy Workplace award. VGC is one of around 250 organisations to have achieved the standard. “Your hard work is helping to improve the health of Londoners,” said Vicky Hobart, head of health of Directorate of Communities and Intelligence. “You are showcasing the criteria as a valuable framework for

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17 May 2019

Kimberley's part in CSJV's HS2 award shortlisting

Skills and employment adviser Kimberley McGinty has been invited to attend the Ground Engineering awards by Costain Skanska JV. The Costain Skanska JV HS2 enabling works programme in London is shortlisted for Community Engagement Project of the Year in the Ground Engineering awards. Thanks to her contribution to the skills, education and employment legacy of

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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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