Supply chain gold status for VGC

VGC is one of only 12 companies who have been awarded gold status in the Supply Chain Sustainability School. The Supply Chain Sustainability School is a collective of 35 leading construction and engineering companies, sharing knowledge and resources to improve…

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Thanks to Christmas holiday workers

The VGC offices will be closed from 23 December until 4 January. However, a number of dedicated VGC people will be working over Christmas and New Year. These people are giving up time with their family and friends to carry…

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Company update Dec 2015

Zena writes: At last week’s company update, Chairman Sean Fitzpatrick, Managing Director Laurence McKidd and Group Services Director Ciara Pryce talked about the progress VGC has made in 2015, and plans for next year. Sean pointed out that VGC has…

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Track partnership apprentices

VGC has comfortably exceeded the ambitious 2015 target of more than five apprentices per 100 workers. Over 50 people are doing NVQs on the Track Partnership contract, and other apprentices are working on projects including Crossrail. Another group of apprentices…

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Constructing Better Health medicals

Julie writes: Since VGC started work on the Crossrail projects, we have placed 100% of the workforce based at Bond Street station on Constructing Better Health (CBH) medicals. By conducting regular health checks for the workers, we are helping to…

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Crossrail Anglia collaboration on isolation split innovation

An integrated Crossrail team has come up with an innovative solution to the problem of isolation splits. The team from Network Rail, Costain and VGC Group worked together to provide crossing neutrals for RRVs (road-rail vehicles) to travel under live…

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Volunteering with Crossrail

Aasim writes: I volunteered this summer for an opportunity through Crossrail with the local council and local residents. The project was to help clean up a woodlands area in Brentwood called La Parta Grove. We helped them with litter-picking, some…

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SCPV safety workshop

Will writes: Friday’s SCPV* (switch and crossing panel vehicle) meeting in Beeston went really well. The meeting was jointly hosted by Network Rail and VGC. Thanks to Progress Rail for the use of the venue, and to everyone who came…

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Perfect score for Costain Skanska JV HR audit

Chris writes: I’m really pleased that all of the personnel packs audited by Costain Skanska on our Bond Street staff were correct. They were all in full compliance with our client’s requirements. Lucy and Ernest from Costain Skanska JV spent…

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VGC selected for Network Rail framework

VGC Rail Projects has been selected as part of Network Rail’s LNW (London North West) CP5 Civils framework. Network Rail London North Western Route plans to place approximately £70 million worth of civil engineering projects for the next 3 –…

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New training partnership, new careers in rail

The first group of recruits from a new training partnership is about to join VGC. An innovative partnership between GP Strategies Training Limited and VGC helps unemployed people from deprived areas in Glasgow into work. The first group of seven…

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ICE Fellowship for VGC director

VGC non-executive director Bob Webb has been accepted as a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) grade of Fellow is the most senior grade of ICE membership. It is reserved for senior civil…

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