We’re shortlisted for two Construction Investing in Talent awards

VGC has been selected as a finalist in two categories in the 2016 Construction Investing in Talent Awards. We are among the finalists in the categories ‘Best Place to Work’ and ‘Best Retention Strategy’. We are one of nine companies…

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Thank you, everyone involved in charity week

Theresa writes: I am pleased to announce that our total fundraising last week came to nearly £1,720.00. This is the largest amount we have ever raised for a charity week – and it brings our total raised to date for…

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Bobby Hayre, Eng Tech (MICE)

Bobby Hayre, who joined VGC as a graduate engineer, has been accepted as a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. After an interview with the ICE professional reviews panel, they recommended he be accepted as an engineering technician member…

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Crossrail sustainability award for VGC

VGC is honoured to have won the Crossrail Sustainability award for maximising employment opportunities. The Sustainability award for ‘Maximising Employment Opportunities’, was presented by Sir Terry Morgan, Crossrail chairman. The citation congratulated us “for running three innovative training programmes which…

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H&S award for BBMV Crossrail C512 project

We are proud to have won an important health and safety award on the Crossrail Whitechapel station project C512. Paul Whyte, BBMV’s health and safety manager, presented the Health and Safety supplier forum trophy to Chris Ryan, VGC’s operations director,…

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Drainage work saves customer disruption

The Track Partnership team carried out drainage work at Paddington this summer to prevent delays and disruptions. Preventative pipe renewal work was carefully co-ordinated between Network Rail and London Underground. Because the drainage affects both parties, they agreed to share…

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2016 Newcastle College Rail Academy award winners

The Rail Academy awards celebrated the success of hard-working students. VGC sponsored a number of categories in the awards, as we did for the inaugural awards last year. The students were addressed by David Morgan of Network Rail, before the…

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Costain Supply Chain Academy

Bobby writes: Earlier this month I attended a session at the Costain Supply Chain Academy, entitled ‘Quality – Raising the Bar’. It was carried out by Len Robinson, Costain quality director – nuclear and oil & gas: he is in…

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My engineering summer placement

George Marling writes: My eight week summer engineering placement has been a great experience. During my time with VGC I was involved with multiple departments and was given a variety of responsibilities. This has greatly enhanced my engineering knowledge of…

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Fairness, inclusion and respect training day

Julie writes: A few weeks ago Jimmy Callaghan and I attended a Supply Chain Sustainability School course to become FIR ambassadors. FIR means fairness, inclusion and respect, and the idea is that the people on the course will become role…

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Costain supply chain conference

Stephen writes: As a key supplier to Costain, we were invited this summer’s Supply Chain conference in Docklands. The subject was “Growing our businesses together”. Around 200 people were there, as well as members of Costain’s senior team. The day…

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LU Beacon award for Farringdon SER project

VGC is proud to have earned a TfL LU Beacon award for our Farringdon signal equipment room project. Chris Hobden, programme delivery manager for London Underground, presented the award to Donal McCarthy, site manager, at a ceremony on 26 July…

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