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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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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VGC Group partners with London Irish

We have joined London Irish as an official partner for the 2016/17 season in an important commercial partnership for the club. This new sponsorship deal will see VGC Group become an official partner of the club with our logo appearing…

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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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George’s work experience at VGC

George writes: My name is George Toogood and for two weeks I was at work experience at VGC Group. I worked for Zena Wigram, marketing manager. I got the opportunity for this experience after Zena heard I was looking for a positive way to spend…

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Terry the tortoise comes home

Terry the tortoise, who went missing in early July from his home in west Hull, was rescued from the nearby railway and returned home by rail worker Alan Axon. Loving owner Tracy Taylor, who has owned Terry for 14 years,…

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Awards for National Grid team

John writes: Three people working for us on the north Deeside (Connah’s Quay) sub-station job have helped the site to win two safety awards. Connah’s Quay won the Best Project award and the EAC project won the 100% Safe award…

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