EGIP improves lives as well as Scotland’s rail links

The Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) is a £742 million investment to upgrade key Scottish rail infrastructure. At the same time, it is bringing new career opportunities to local people. Chris Turner, David Aikenhead and Robert Clark are among…

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Energy management system ISO 50001 confirmed

Following a stringent audit, VGC has achieved ISO 50001 certification. This certification means that we satisfy the legal requirements of ESOS, the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, which is mandatory for all large UK businesses. ESOS was introduced in the UK…

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Winter driving

John writes: Driving is more hazardous during bad weather, so please do take care. Check the forecast, plan your journey allowing time for delays, slow down, and be prepared for mistakes by others. We want everyone to get to work…

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Shortlisted for corporate social responsibility award

We’re proud to have been shortlisted for the UK Rail Industry Awards in the corporate social responsibility category. VGC’s entry is one of only seven to have been shortlisted from among a wide range of entrants, representing substantial competition. The…

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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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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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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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