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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Helping the public

John writes: I’m proud of two of my men who helped a sick woman recently. David Walsh and Andrew Donnelly came across an unconscious woman lying on the road as they were going home at the end of their shift.…

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VGC wins Costain Crossrail Anglia contract

The VGC Group has begun work on a £2.3m contract with Costain to construct three key sections of the surface section of the Crossrail Anglia route. The £150 million north-east spur project will prepare the railway between east London and…

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ICE approves VGC’s graduate training

The VGC Group’s graduate training scheme has been approved by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). This approval shows that we can provide the variety and depth of experience to allow our graduate trainees to meet the high standards of…

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Rail Academy award winners

The results of the inaugural Rail Academy Student Awards 2015 have been announced. The awards celebrate the achievements of Newcastle College students during the past academic year. The VGC Group sponsored the following awards: the Practical Work Ethic award –…

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Amy’s work experience

Laura writes: We’re delighted to have Amy Duffy with us for the next couple of weeks on work experience. Amy has just finished year 11 at Cardinal Wiseman School in Greenford, and we offered her work experience so she could…

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Company update June 2015

Zena writes: At this month’s company meeting, Chairman Sean Fitzpatrick, Managing Director Laurence McKidd, Group Services Director Ciara Pryce and HR Manager Laura Perry updated everyone on the last six months. They discussed progress against our corporate objectives and mentioned…

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